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Parliament Live: Triple Talaq bill faces Rajya Sabha hurdle

New Delhi July 30: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a three-line whip as the Modi government has listed the contentious triple talaq bill for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

The bill has been cleared by the Lok Sabha amidst objection by the Opposition benches who staged a walkout. The opposition has accused the government of singling out a Muslim community. The bill was passed with 302 vs 82 in the Lower House of the Parliament.The bill, which criminalises instant talaq for Muslim men and seeks imprisonment for the guilty

The bill may also face opposition from 42 members that include – 12 members of SP, 13 TMC, five CPM, four BSP, three AAP, one CPI, two each of the TDP and PDP. BJP ally JD(U) is also likely to oppose while the decision of some parties are still unknown :seven of the BJD, six TRS, two YSRCP, one of the NPF and two others.

While the majority mark in the house is 121

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has 113 seats in the Rajya Sabha.

BJP has 78

AIADMK has 11

JD(U) six

Shiv Sena three

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)- three

Independent  12

If parties like JD(U), AIADMK and TRS stage a walkout then the halfmark will fall .

PM addressing  a BJP parliamentary party meeting , which started at 9.30am.

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi  has called a meeting of party leaders in her chamber to discuss party course of action. Meeting to start at 10.15am in her chamber.

NIRMALA SITHARAMAN to move that the Bill further to amend the Companies Act, 2013, in the Rajya sabha, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.

Government to move for passage of the Code on Wages Bill in Lok Sabha tomorrow.

All India Trinamool Congress issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House today and following two days, ANI reported.

Congress MP, Motilal Vora has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over ‘deduction in wages of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists.’

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