Govt to push for Triple Talaq Bill in Budget session

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As many as 28 bills will be tabled in the Lok Sabha, while 39 bills are listed for the Rajya Sabha for the upcoming session.

The government is expected to give a fresh push for passage of the triple talaq legislation and a bill seeking constitutional status for the OBC commission during the session.

"My government is committed to double the farmers' income by 2022", the President said in his address to a joint sitting of parliament on the first day of the Budget Session.

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that "These issues are important". He said, the government is ready to discuss any issue in Parliament. Law is not the answer.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kumar described the meeting as "fruitful", and said the prime minister urged the leaders of the parties to make the session successful.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday exhorted all political parties to collectively strive to create a constructive atmosphere in Budget Session to achieve national good.

Both bills carry political significance for the BJP which is a strong votary of the abolition of instant triple talaq among Muslims, a practice declared void by the Supreme Court previous year.

At the all-party meeting held on Sunday evening, Opposition parties hit out at the government for a short session of Parliament, with both the Congress and the Trinamool Congress pointing out that there are only four working days in this session.

He said the session was important as the government took seriously suggestions made by various parties during the all- party meeting. "Let the House decide", he added. The Opposition has also asked the government to address these issues during the session.

RJD's Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav said that they raised the issue of unemployment and oppression of the Dalits. After a recess of almost a month, the session will resume from 5th March and will go on till 6th of April.