Budget Session today, government hopeful of passing Triple Talaq bill

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar termed the all-party meeting 'fruitful'. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 28, 2018, 02.56 PM (IST)

Ahead of Monday's Budget Session, the government met leaders of different political parties in Parliament house on Sunday and discussed issues and sought cooperation in the proposed legislation.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar, besides leaders of the opposition and other parties. 

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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar termed the all-party meeting "fruitful" and said that the government will do everything possible to ensure the passage of the bill in the Budget Session.

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Kanimozhi of DMK also said "we'll continue to demand that Triple Talaq Bill be referred to select committee for deliberation upon some of its contentious clauses. We'll also raise Ockhi fishermen issue, NEET issue & Women's Reservation Bill which has not been listed in the business advisory."

RJD leader Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav raised issues like unemployment, peace and harmony, violence, Dalit oppression in the meeting.

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The budget session of the parliament will begin from January 29 and it will end on April 6.

The session will start with President Ram Nath Kovind's addressing a joint sitting of the two houses.

The much-awaited economic survey will also be presented on the day 1 of the budget session. 

The phase 1 of the session will be held from January 29 to February 9. The second phase will take place from March 5 to April 6.

The budget will be tabled by finance minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, making it a first budget to be presented after Goods and Services Tax implementation.

The most important bills of this session would be the commission for backward classes and Triple Talaq bill, which was passed in Lok Sabha but was stalled in the Rajya Sabha.