BJD To Support Triple Talaq Bill In RS
Triple Talaq Bill likely to see easy sail
New Delhi: In a significant development, the BJP may just manage to get the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 passed in Rajya Sabha, with Biju Janata Dal’s support today.
BJP, which is in minority in Rajya Sabha, may just manage to get the bill passed. According to sources, BJD (7) has assured the government of support for the bill. This means that if all goes as predicted, total 103 votes may be cast in support of the Bill.
Usually, the strength of Rajya Sabha is 238 members, which means that the government needs at least 120 votes to pass any bill. However, with key parties like YSRCP (2), JDU (6), AIADMK (12), and TRS (6) all set to stay away from voting, the strength of the House will come down.
With BJD’s help the triple talaq bill likely to sail through in the RS.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while introducing the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha said, “Today is a historic day. Although this practice has been banned in many Islamic countries, India which is a secular country hasn’t been able to ban the practice of Triple Talaq,” Prasad says.