| Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 03:02 IST

Highlights

  • PM Modi slammed Congress and other opposition parties for opposing the Triple Talaq bill
  • He said, Hindu men too go to jail for offenses and there might be some discomfort for that reason
File photo shows a Triple Talaq victim
NEW DELHI: Replying to the debate in the Rajya Sabha on the Motion of Thanks for the President’s address, PM Modi was particularly scathing on Congress and other opposition parties for opposing the Triple Talaq Bill, saying a strange argument is being put forward that men of a certain community will go to jail and this will hurt their families. He said, Hindu men too go to jail for offenses and there might be some discomfort for that reason.
He also blamed Congress for delaying the bill to accord constitutional status to the OBC Commission.”Look at what all you mocked – Swachh Bharat, Make in India, surgical strikes, Yoga Day. You are free to mock as you please but why are you blocking the bill for OBC Commission? Why are you blocking Triple Talaq Bill. Are you not sensitive to the aspirations of OBCs,” he asked.
The Prime Minister also called for a “constructive discussion” on holding of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies for the greater good of the country. He also sought suggestions from all parties for his government’s new healthcare programme ‘Ayushman Bharat’.

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