Modi govt. will put all efforts to push triple talaq, citizenship bills

Narendra Modi government will put all efforts to push triple talaq and citizenship bills during the last session of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha that begins on January 31 because the bills will lapse if not passed in this session.

According to Hindustan Times, NDA functionaries indicated that the government’s top priority would be to clear the three ordinances — to penalise instant triple talaq, allow a panel to run the Medical Council of India, and approve an amendment to the Company Law.

The triple talaq bill and the citizenship bill, too, could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha in the last session as the entire Opposition and some so-called friendly parties opposed the bill.

As per the PRS Legislative Research, Parliamentary procedure specifies that a bill introduced in the Lok Sabha will lapse at end of its term if it is pending passage in either House of Parliament.