Ananth Kumar, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, accused the Congress of doing injustice to the Muslim women by creating hurdles in the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill. The bill stands to be one of the most awaited and controversial decisions ever taken by the Supreme Court, wherein the latter declared the pronouncement of talaq by a person to his wife, through any medium, null and illegal.
Passed in the Lok Sabha after rejecting a resolution moved by Revolutionary Socialist Party member NK Premachandran, the bill confers a jail term of upto three years to any person practicing instant triple talaq. Due to Congress’s constant insistence that its resolution to refer the bill to a standing committee be voted on, the bill’s passage in the current winter session of the upper house became difficult.
In reaction to this demand, Ananth Kumar said, “Every day they bring a new excuse and their demand to refer the bill to the Select Committee is just a trick to misguide all.”
As the winter session of the Rajya Sabha ends on Friday, January 5, the bill is now pushed to the budget session, which begins in less than a month.
Nandan Nikelani, former Infosys CEO and UIDAI chairman joins the Congress party on Saturday, the 9th of March, after being named as the party’s candidate in the constituency. The constituency was represented by BJP MP Ananth Kumar, almost five times in a row, was finally been usurped by Nikelani. He had a formal joining which occurred in the presence of the state Congress president G Parameshwara and other powerful local Congress MPs.
As a part of his joining speech, he stated his reason for joining the political party as Congress was the party that brought about freedom and then many other revolution for the change in the socio-economic situation in the country. He also, drew a similarity between his journey and that of Congress by stating, “I think I bring unique experience. I have started a company from scratch as the co-founder of one of India’s biggest IT companies. I know how to create jobs. I have from scratch given identity numbers to 60 crore people.”
On Ananth Kumar’s tenure, he averted any kind of controversy and stuck to being politically correct by stating that ‘there is a need for a strong change’. Even Parameshwara, on being asked about the nomination stated that the particular nomination was to impose the fact that ‘Even good people can be a part of the electoral process’.