However, she vehemently opposed Ishrat Jahan's move to join the BJP and said that Ishrat Jahan used the Triple Talaq issue for her personal gain and will now use her role in this entire matter to gain political mileage. "For the first time, the Union Ministers and the MPs were seen standing in Rajya Sabha and stalling the House", Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters.
However, on Saturday, Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government was willing to "consider any reasonable and constructive suggestions from the Congress party or any other party" but the suggestion can not be one that is "designed to kill the soul of the Bill".
"The central government has drafted the bill with the intention to use it as a weapon against the minority community by including matters which didn't find a place even in the Supreme Court order which made talaq-e-biddat unconstitutional".
"The BJP does not want to pass the triple talaq bill". They said that if the Congress does move to stand in the favor of Muslims on this issue, the Muslims will in turn, support the Congress in the 2019 elections.
They have argued that if a man who abandons his family goes to jail, he will not be able to provide for them.
The first part of the Budget Session of Parliament will conclude on February 9 and the second part would be held between March 5 to April 6.
The Government rejected the Opposition's demand that before any other Legislative business, the House first take up an amendment for referring the Bill to a Select Committee.
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"We are totally in favour of the bill, but some provisions are objectionable. Is this justice or is this a way to crowd jails?", Azad asked. But BJP government neither explains how this is possible nor takes responsibility of the aggrieved wife's financial securities.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister H.N. Ananthkumar blamed the Congress for stalling the crucial Legislation and alleged that the Opposition came up with a new excuse everyday to defer its passage.
"They do not believe in Parliament".
IANS quoted highly placed government sources as saying that the possibility of an ordinance on the bill is unlikely.
The Government is adamant it will not cede to the opposition and send the Bill to a panel.
GST is a prime example of consequences of when a law is not scrutinised, as there have been 301 rules that have been changed, he said.
When the Budget Session starts on January 29, the motion, which was moved by Congress leader Anand Sharma against a provision in the bill, will be taken up for consideration.