Congress, BJP lock horns over PM Modi's Triple Talaq assertion
Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the Muslim community to find proper solution for Triple Talaq, the Congress rebuffed his assertion dubbing it as 'insignificant' while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongly backed him saying that the saffron party is consistently working for the dignity of every Indian.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is consistently working for the dignity of every Indian. When it comes to the triple talaq issue, it is not a political issue. It has to be seen as the benchmark for women's right in terms of Constitutional rights of equality before law," BJP leader Nalin Kohli told ANI.
On the contrary, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge dubbed Prime Minister's assertion as insignificant adding that he made the statement eyeing upcoming elections in Karnataka.
"Prime Minister Modi made the statement eyeing upcoming elections in Karnataka. He has been doing this and will also continue to do in future. He is following the ideology of RSS. His speech does not hold any significance," Kharge told ANI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day appealed to the Muslim community to find proper solution to end the controversial practice of triple talaq.
Addressing the Basva festival, Prime Minister Modi told media, "I believe people from Muslim community would come up to solve the issue of triple talaq and act as savior to the Muslim women in this crucial period."
He went on to say that there should be no discrimination in the country, adding that 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is the motto of his government and it will fulfill promises made to the people without any discrimination.