Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha: The Modi government on Wednesday once again failed to table the Triple Talaq Bill on the floor of Rajya Sabha. The protests by AIADMK MPs over Cauvery issue forced the Chair to adjourn the House till 11 am on Thursday. Earlier on Monday, the Triplr Talaq Bill was introduced in the Upper House but couldn’t be taken up for discussion due to a continuous uproar by the opposition parties who are demanding that the bill be sent to the joint select committee of both the Houses.
The bill sailed through the Lok Sabha where the BJP-led NDA government enjoys a brute majority. A total of 245 members had voted in favour of the bill against 11 members who voted against it. The opposition parties including Congress, AIADMK, Trinamool Congress, BJD and others had staged a walkout when the division was done in the Lower House. In the Rajya Sabha today, where the government lacks a majority, it is likely that opposition parties will once again disrupt the proceedings. The Rajya Sabha has not transacted any business in the Winter Session due to protests by the opposition parties over a host of issues.