The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the grandold Congress party have issued whips to their MPs to be present in Parliament today as the politically sensitive triple talaq bill is going to table in RS . Today Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will present the bill which is seeking to criminalize the practice of instant divorce among Muslims.
Since MODi led NDA government has a minority in the Upper House, the center is expected to face difficulties in getting the bill passed. The Rahul Gandhi led Congress party has already made it clears that it will not allow the passage of the proposed bill in its present form.
Even as the numbers in the Upper house favor the Opposition, the Congress has issued a three-line whip to its MPs in both the Houses, asking them to be present in Parliament on Monday, ANI reported. The Opposition parties have demanded that the bill be sent to a joint select board for review before it is passed by Parliament.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad piloted the bill. He had said there should be no politics on the issue and had insisted that it was not against any particular community.