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RS adjourned after Oppn demands triple talaq bill be sent to select panel

BJP ally TDP supports Opposition, Jaitley terms Congress support to the bill in Lok Sabha as 'mere sham'

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Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

The government on Wednesday introduced the 'triple talaq' Bill in the Rajya Sabha, but the proceedings were adjourned for the day before the House could take it for debate as the treasury benches objected to the Opposition's demand that the Bill be referred to a House select committee. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance is in a minority in the Rajya Sabha. Not just some of the fence sitter parties, like the Biju Janata Dal and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, but its ally Telugu Desam Party also supported the Opposition resolution ...