The Home Minister thanked people for electing 18 BJP candidates to the lower house of Parliament and said that their votes to BJP played a huge role in BJP achieving a thumping mandate of over 300 seats in the general elections.
During the course of her speech, she asked Lok Sabha MP from TMC Sudip Bandyopadhyay to seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for holding talks.
In August, Kumar had resigned from the post of Jharkhand Congress president.He was elected to the Lok Sabha in July 2011 in a mid-term election on a ticket of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik).
The saffron party won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal in the Lok Sabha polls which was only four less than the Trinamool Congress's 22.
The minister said that after the Supreme Court judgment on triple talaq, 574 matters of triple talaq have been noticed while 101 such matters came to light after the government brought an ordinance on it.
The Bill that proposes to protect the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing talaq by their husbands has been passed by the Lok Sabha. Earlier, introducing the Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Bill should not be seen from the political prism and it should not be seen as vote bank politics. "It's an issue related to humanity...it is related to the dignity of the women...It is an issue of gender justice and equality," Prasad said while introducing the Bill. (ANI)
The Bill was prepared after consulting 18 transport ministers from various states. It was also screened by the Parliamentary standing committee and the joint select committee. It was passed by the Lok Sabha but could not be passed in Rajya Sabha
Abhishek on Saturday sent a defamation notice to Modi for the alleged derogatory remarks made against him at a public rally on May 15 in Diamond Harbour.
Trinamool Congress legislator from Krishnagunj in Nadia district, Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Saturday evening at Phulbari in West Bengal.