Govt to ensure passage of Triple Talaq bill in Budget session

Suggestions on government policies will also be made that would pave the way for Union Budget that will be presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1.

The Opposition parties also raised the issue of the January 12 press conference by four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court alleging selective allotment of cases to preferred Benches.

One of the primary contention of most opposition parties when the Bill was tabled during the winter session was the criminalisation provision.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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"We hope that the budget session of Parliament will function smoothly".

The Prime Minister's remarks came just before the opening of the Budget Session of Parliament.

To a question about the demands of various parties during the last session that the bill be referred to a select committee, he said it was now the property of the Rajya Sabha. "Let the House decide", he added.

The Parliament Budget Session 2018 begins on Monday and will continue till February 9 with the Union Budget being presented on February 1. Session will be in two parts with eight sittings in first and 23 sittings in 2nd part.

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Meanwhile, the Opposition is planning to raise concerns on rising incidents of rape, the alleged "attack" on constitutional institutions apart from the plight of traders.

The opposition has also asked the government to allow a discussion on these issues during the Budget session.

"These issues are important".

JD (U) leader Harivansh Narayan Singh said that grave issues concerning the nation were discussed. After a recess of almost a month, the session will resume from 5th March and will go on till 6th of April.

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The Opposition was represented by Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge, Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh Yadav, Communist Party of India's (Marxist) D Raja, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Kanimozhi, Derek O'Brien and Sudip Bandhopadhyay from the Trinamool Congress, and Tariq Anwar from the Nationalist Congress Party.


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