Narendra Modi in Odisha: PM says previous govt did not take decision on triple talaq 'fearing vote loss'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the Opposition for stalling the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

Asian News International September 22, 2018 15:34:26 IST
Narendra Modi in Odisha: PM says previous govt did not take decision on triple talaq 'fearing vote loss'

Talcher: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the Opposition for stalling the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha and accused the previous government at the Centre of not taking a decision on the issue due to "fear of vote loss".

Narendra Modi in Odisha PM says previous govt did not take decision on triple talaq fearing vote loss

Narendra Modi addresses rally in Odisha
Twitter @bjp4india

Addressing a rally after laying the foundation stone of Talcher Fertiliser Plant, Modi said that even though the Opposition created a hurdle in the Upper House of Parliament, his government was committed to saving the "Muslim sisters and daughters from the clutches of social injustice."

"Three days ago, the central government took a decision that was needed since decades. The decision was on triple talaq. No one was ready to even talk about it due to fear of losing votes. Now, it has been declared illegal," the prime minister said.

On 19 September, the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance on Triple Talaq Bill, making instant talaq a criminal act. The government approved the ordinance after it could not be tabled in the Rajya Sabha due to lack of consensus last month during the monsoon session of Parliament.

Speaking at the event about the fertiliser plant, he said the construction of the plant, picked up speed only after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government came to power at the Centre. While vowing to complete the plant in next 36 months, he termed the delay of the project a "failure of previous government."

Setting a tone for the upcoming Assembly polls in Odisha which is due for next year, prime minister attacked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and said, "I had urged the chief minister that Odisha will be left behind in cleanliness. But today, when I have come here, I again urge Naveen Babu to give priority to cleanliness in Odisha for the health of the people here."

Talking about the Center's Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which aims to provide health insurance coverage to the people, the prime minister said that he even urged Patnaik to be a part of it for the welfare of the people, but the latter did not agree.

The prime minister, who is on a one-day visit to the state, later in the day inaugurated Jharsuguda Airport.

Updated Date:

also read

Parliament Session Live Updates: Both Houses adjourn till tomorrrow as Opposition protests Pegasus row, farmers' issues
India

Parliament Session Live Updates: Both Houses adjourn till tomorrrow as Opposition protests Pegasus row, farmers' issues

Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha Speaker is extremely upset with the behaviour of the MPs in the House and is of the opinion that anybody who is a repeat offender is likely to be suspended in the future for the entire period of the Lok Sabha term, sources told News18

Odisha’s Puri becomes first Indian city to achieve round-the-clock drinking water supply
India

Odisha’s Puri becomes first Indian city to achieve round-the-clock drinking water supply

Pilgrims will have access to 120 drinking water fountains all along the Grand Road and other hotspots, an official state government release said

Parliament's Monsoon Session: Both Houses see repeated adjournments amid Oppn ire; LS clears IBC (Amendment) Bill
Politics

Parliament's Monsoon Session: Both Houses see repeated adjournments amid Oppn ire; LS clears IBC (Amendment) Bill

Meanwhile, the Centre is likely to move a suspension notice against 10 Lok Sabha MPs after they threw papers and tore placards in the House