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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Goa CM Pramod Sawant congratulate PM Modi over Triple Talaq Bill

Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on passing the Triple Talaq Bill in the upper House of Rajya Sabha. Speaking to media, Goa Chief Minister said, ‘This is the first time in the Indian that such a law is passed. I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making this possible, This is a proud moment of women in India’.

Taking to Twitter, he said, ‘A great day for our democracy as Rajya Sabha passes The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. I congratulate PM Shri @narendramodi ji on this historic step aimed towards bringing gender equality and social progress’.

While Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also congratulated Narendra Modi on the ‘historic day’. Taking to Twitter, he said, ‘Historic Day for Nation. #TripleTalaq Bill is a Giant step that will truly ensure gender equality & empowerment of women. Congratulations to Honourable Prime Minister Shri  @narendramodi Ji & all the Members of Parliament’.

The Triple Talaq Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with 99 members voting in favor and 84 members voted against the bill in the final division.

The bill was passed amid the uproar from the Opposition demanding to send the bill to select committee.

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government, which does not have a clear majority in the Rajya Sabha, managed to push the bill after parties like AIADMK and JD-U staged a walkout. AIADMK has 11 MPs in Rajya Sabha, while JD-U has 6. Naveen Patnaik‘s Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supported the bill.

In the meantime, at least 5 from Congress, some MPs from parties like Samajwadi PartyTrinamool CongressBSPTRS, and YSRCP also abstain from the voting on the bill. NCP President Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel, and Jharna Das Baidya of CPI-M were also absent from the house during voting on the bill.

Now the bill is just a step away from becoming a law, and it just needs the President’s approval.


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