NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 28 (Thursday) called for an accordance the passage of the bill on making instant triple talaq a punishable offence, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said.
He also said to reporters on the proceedings of the weekly BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, PM Modi has appealed for a consensus on the passage of the ‘Muslim women Protection of Rights on Marriage’ Bill.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad interacted with Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) members on the several aspects along with provisions of the draft law.
PAM Ananth Kumar said on Thursday is a “historic day” as the government presided by PM Modi is bringing in the bill which is a major reform initiative.
Responding to a question on accordance on the legislation in Rajya Sabha where the opposition has an upper hand, Kumar said after its passage in Lok Sabha, the government will initiate the process of evolving a consensus in the upper house. He said the process, has already begun.
According to the sources, Prasad is already in touch with the several leaders such TMC, the BJD and other parties seeking their cooperation in the passage of the law.
The PM Modi also wished senior party leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on his birthday, offering him sweets and gifting him with a shawl at the meeting, Kumar said.