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Govt working to provide house to every poor, homeless by 2022: Prez Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind said Modi government will do everything to empower the minorities but not appease them

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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File photo of President Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath on Monday exuded confidence that the to ban instant triple talaq will soon become a and the Muslim women can live a life free of fear and

Delivering his maiden address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, also made it clear that the will do everything to empower the minorities but not appease them.


The also pitched for simultaneous to Parliament and state assemblies, saying there was a need to discuss and build a consensus among all parties on the possibility of holding simultaneous polls.

"There is need to discuss and build consensus among parties on the possibility of holding simultaneous for Parliament and the state assemblies," he said.

On instant talaq, he said "Muslim women's honour was a victim of political upmanship. Now the country has the opportunity to free them from this situation.

"My government tabled a bill on Triple Talaq in Parliament and I hope it will become a soon. After the law comes into force, the Muslim daughter and sister can live a life free of fear and dignity," he said.

Vice M Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi, Sumitra Mahajan, union ministers, Amit Shah, President Rahul Gandhi, were among others present in the when delivered his first speech.

Referring to various welfare schemes initiated by the Modi government, Kovind said with a sensitive approach towards providing housing with the availability of water, and toilet facilities to all, the government is targeting to provide a house to every poor and homeless household by the year 2022.

He also spoke about the introduction of goods and services tax to bring in transparency and make tax system easier.

First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 12:59 IST
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