Triple Talaq Bill: Congress leader Anand Sharma proposes names for Select Committee members

Congress leader Anand Sharma's proposal. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 03, 2018, 12.22 PM (IST)

Congress leader Anand Sharma has sent a notice proposing names of 17 Rajya Sabha MPs to be members of Select Committee for the Triple Talaq Bill. 

The proposal includes the name of MPs such as Renuka Chowdhury, K Rahman Khan, Derek O Brien, Javed Ahmad, Majeed Memon, KK Ragesh, D Raja.

The names of MPs proposed mostly belong to the Congress, AIADMK, SP, BSP, DMK, NCP, CPI(M), CPI parties. 

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The Opposition today demanded that the Triple Talaq bill should be sent to the Select Committee for modifications of certain provisions. 

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had tabled the bill in Rajya Sabha.

Within few hours of tabling the bill, the Upper House was disrupted due to Opposition's demand of sending the bill to Select Committee.