Triple talaq, OBC panel bills figure in all-party meeting on eve of budget session

  • 1

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the budget session of Parliament beginning today, representatives of the government and the opposition met here on Sunday to discuss the issues and proposed legislations which would come up.
While the government wants to push the bill on instant triple talaq pending in the Rajya Sabha along with the one which seeks to grant constitutional status to the OBC Commission, the opposition plans to counter the government on issues such as rising incidents of rapes, alleged “attack” on constitutional institutions and the plight of traders.
“We want to raise these issues as they are important. The government should adopt a cooperative attitude and allow the opposition to raise these issues,” Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said ahead of the meeting.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are representing the government at the meeting, the Opposition is being represented by Mallikarjun Kharge (Congress) Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP), D. Raja (CPI), Kanimozhi (DMK), Derek O’Brien and Sudip Bandhopadhyay (Trinamool Congress) and Tariq Anwar (NCP).