The monsoon session of parliament is three days away and it appears that the session might be stormy one as well. This apprehension comes in the wake of bitter exchanges between the ruling BJP led NDA government and the opposition on the host of issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi s once again targeted the Congress party for being a party which stood only with Muslim men. “The real face of these parties was revealed by their approach on triple talaq,” he said at a public meeting, part of his two-day visit to eastern Uttar Pradesh.
It may be recalled that a bill abolishing instant divorce among Muslims, already passed in the Lok Sabha, is pending in the Rajya Sabha.
Euphoric atmosphere at the public meeting in Azamgarh. Laid the foundation stone for the Poorvanchal Expressway and addressed the gathering. Sharing the video of my speech. https://t.co/ldneB6bbpX pic.twitter.com/1ofvqRmbtT
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 14, 2018
“On one side, the Centre is making efforts to ease and improve the lives of women and on the other these parties are working to put the lives of women, especially Muslim women, in danger,” he said, criticising the Opposition.
“Crores of Muslim women had always demanded that triple talaq should be banned, as it is also banned in Islamic countries,” he said.
“I read in the newspaper that the Congress president had said that the Congress is a party of Muslims, and there has been discussion on this for the past two days,” he said in an apparent reference to Rahul Gandhi’s recent meeting with Muslim intellectuals.
“I am not surprised, as when Manmohan Singh was the prime minister, he had said that Muslims have the first right over natural resources,” Modi said. “But I want to ask the Congress whether it is a party of Muslim men alone,” he added.