As the passing of the Triple Talaq Bill by the Rajya Sabha was on Friday stalled to the next Parliament session, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held Congress party president Rahul Gandhi responsible for it. The passing of the Triple Talaq Bill was strongly opposed by the Oppostion parties led by the Congress party on the last day of Parliament Monsoon session. Ultimately, as the session closed in the evening, Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu announced that the Triple Talaq Bill would not be taken up as there was no consensus over the said bill.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters that the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi are “directly responsible” for the stalling of the bill. The bill seeks to make the act of instant divorce in Islam a criminal offense. The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved three amendments to the Triple Talaq Bill. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on 29 December 2017.
Kumar, however, termed the Monsoon Session a landmark session, saying 21 bills were passed in the House which sat for 20 hours more than the allocated time.
Highlights from Parliament Monsoon Session 2018:
# Rajya Sabha Monsoon Session adjourned sine die
Monsoon Session of the Rajya Sabha, which began on July 18, adjourned sine die. pic.twitter.com/rJJgnJ4Rf8— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2018
# Venkaiah Naidu gives stock of developments during the Rajya Sabha Monsoon Session.
# Private Members' Business (Resolutions) negated after voting in Rajya Sabha;
# Lok Sabha Monsoon Session which began on July is adjourned Sine Die.
Monsoon Session of the Lok Sabha which began on July 18 adjourned Sine Die. pic.twitter.com/2uH9LMdqMM— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2018
# Lok Sabha passes Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
# Rajya Sabha defers Triple Talaq Bill; Venkaiah Naidu said the bill could not be taken up on Friday as there was no consensus overe the said bill.
# Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns Lok Sabha till 2 pm, after preceding over the zero hour.
# Bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce introduced in Lok Sabha
# Congress, CPM demand special package for Kerala floods
# Congress demands JPC into Rafale issue and after a chaos Rajya Sabha is adjourned till 2.30 pm
# DMK demands Bharat Ratna for M Karunanidhi
# Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) should be formed to look into Rafale deal, says Ghulam Nabi Azad.
# Uproar by Opposition in Rajya Sabha over Rafale Deal deal issue.
# Chairman Venkaiah Naidu with Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh plants trees at the Parliament.
# Sonia Gandhi at the protest by Opposition in Parliament premises over Rafale Deal issue
# Opposition MPs including Congress MPs and AAP MP Sushil Gupta hold protest outside Parliament over Rafale deal issue
Delhi: Opposition MPs including Congress MPs and AAP MP Sushil Gupta hold protest outside Parliament over Rafale deal issue pic.twitter.com/PFTJ8G2iuf— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2018
# Our party's position is absolutely clear on this, I will not say anything on this further: Sonia Gandhi, Congress on Triple Talaq Bill
# “Women treated unfairly in all communities, not just Muslims, even Hindus, Christians, Sikhs etc. In every society, there is male domination. Even Shree Ram Chandra ji once left Sita ji after doubting her. So we need to change as a whole,” news agency ANI quoted Congress Rajya Sabha MP Hussain Dalwai as saying.
# Congress, CPI, RJD, and AAP hold protest outside Parliament over Rafale deal issue
Delhi: Congress, CPI, RJD and AAP hold protest outside Parliament over Rafale deal issue pic.twitter.com/hNnnM2ZB0D— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2018
# Triple Talaq Bill to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today with three amendments