DMK to raise Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament

DMK to raise Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament

The Lok Sabha had passed the bill seeking imprisonment for Muslim men convicted of practising instant triple talaq, but a united Opposition had stalled it in the Rajya Sabha, where the NDA lacks a majority.

"My request to you Madam Speaker is to initiate a movement, aimed at the economically advantaged MPs, to forego our remuneration for the remainder of this 16th Lok Sabha", he said, adding that the government spends Rs 2.7 lakh a month for every MP.

The Modi-led-government has tabled the economic survey for 2017-18 in the Budget session of Parliament.

At an all-party meeting here, Mr Modi appealed to all the leaders present to develop the committee system of Parliament as a role model of participative democracy.

The session will conclude on April 6.

The met leaders of political parties at a meeting in Parliament House on Sunday and also sought their cooperation in ensuring the success of the crucial session during which the would be presented. As per the reports, the economic survey of India to be tabled in both of the house of Parliament. The resolution will, however, have to wait for the second part of the budget session that starts on March 5 after a 3-week recess as the business in the first half is too tight to accommodate it. In August previous year however, the government for the first time presented a mid-term economic survey.

Kashmir: FIR Filed Against Army Over Killing of Two Civilians in Shopian
A senior police officer confirmed that an FIR was filed at the Shopian police station against the army's 10th Garhwal unit. Sitharaman told the chief minister that she would seek a detailed report in connection with the incident, he added.

"We are hopeful that the upcoming session will be a productive one".

Appealing to all political parties to help in the passage of the Bill in the Budget session, the Prime Minister said, "I make a humble request to all the parties to get the Bill on Triple Talaq passed".

The Opposition, which held a meeting to devise the floor strategy for the session, has chose to raise a number of issues including the problems in judiciary and the agrarian distress during the session. The first phase of the session will commence with President Ram Nath Kovind's address to a joint session of both the houses.

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 to allow a discussion on these issues during the session.

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