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Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of straying from his poll promises by needlessly persisting after a slew of other issues, the Congress has accused him of hiding his unsuccessful stint by harping on matters like triple talaq.
"Just to hide his failure as a Prime Minister, he is bringing issues like triple talaq, beef, cow slaughter, ghar wapsi and love jihad.
These are the issues which are shown up to hide his failure," Congress leader Digvijaya Singh told the media here.
Further asserting that instead of focusing on issues like economic backwardness, poor human development index, ratio of malnourished children, he added that the Prime Minister has focused on triple talaq.
"What is the need for the Government of India to discuss triple talaq in the media for the last one week? Why shouldn't it be left to Muslims and let them take care of it. In India there are certain sections who do not even believe in triple talaq," he told media.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi dubbed triple talaq a "bad social practice", saying such practices can be ended by social awakening but stressed that the BJP didn't want a conflict in the society for this.
Meanwhile, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has issued appeals to all maulanas and imams of mosques to read out the code of conduct during Friday 'namaz' and emphasise on its implementation.
The Board has made it clear that it will not tolerate any interference in the Shariat laws, and claimed that majority of the Muslims in the country do not want any change in their personal law.
Earlier this week, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called for an end to the practice of triple talaq and invoked the disrobing of Draupadi in the Mahabharata to emphasise his point.
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