Jaitley to table Economic Survey, triple talaq bill in focus

Jan 29, 2018, 09:06
Jaitley to table Economic Survey, triple talaq bill in focus

"In the previous session, we had hoped for the passage of Triple Talaq Bill, so that the Muslim women get their rights".

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 PM encouraged all political parties to prevent tokenism in different Standing Committees of the Parliament and play a more constructive role to give concrete solutions to issues of national importance brought before the Committees.

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This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

BJP lawmaker Varun Gandhi has urged Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to initiate a "movement" to encourage economically advantaged Lok Sabha members to forego their remunerations for the remaining term of the Lower House. "But we could not pass the bill in the last session, despite Supreme Court's order", he added. "Till the deliberations are going on.It is for the House to decide", Kumar said. Session will be in two parts with eight sittings in first and 23 sittings in 2nd part.

President Kovind said that the Government is keen on reducing economic disparity.

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Speaking on Budget 2018 that will be presented on February 1, Modi said that it will strengthen the economy of India. The Opposition has also asked the government to address these issues during the session.

Leaders of the opposition parties are likely to meet tomorrow to push for unity and to discuss ways to together corner the government.

"Almost all opposition parties highlighted that the duration of the session was very short and a wide range of issues need to be discussed". The session would conclude on April 6.

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According to another senior leader who attended the all-party meeting on Sunday, opposition parties raised a number of issues with the Congress talking about the short duration of the session, the current economic situation in the country, unemployment, the situation in Kashmir and the Trinamool Congress raising the issues of farm distress and unemployment.