Parliament Live Updates: 'PM Modi Lacks Guts, Hiding In His Room': Rahul Gandhi's Rafale Offensive

Rahul Gandhi started the debate on the Rafale deal in the Lok Sabha

New Delhi: It’s busy day in parliament today as lawmakers are debating debate multiple issues, including the Triple Talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha and the Rafale deal in the Lok Sabha. In the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal. “The PM has no guts to come to parliament and give answers on Rafale,” the Congress president said, adding that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was “hiding” behind AIADMK members in the house. The Triple Talaq bill was passed by the Lok Sabha last week. The government considered a law on it after the Supreme Court said in August last year that the traditional method of Muslim men instantly divorcing their wives by uttering Talaq thrice was “unconstitutional” and “arbitrary”. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till today after the opposition demanded for a select parliamentary committee for further scrutiny of the bill. During the debate, Union minister Smriti Irani said if a contract is being cancelled, it cannot be done unilaterally. And if it is cancelled, there are repercussions. Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 are also listed for introduction in the Lok Sabha today. The Rajya Sabha is also to discuss farmer issues