CPI hit out on Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for raising triple talaq issue during the crucial Uttar Pradesh polls.
“It is a very serious matter because he is the Law Minister of the country. He has been raising this issue at this point of time...timing of this is important, this is being done in view of the forthcoming UP elections," CPI Rajya Sabha member D Raja said.
“(Now) it is for the EC to take note...am asking what the EC is going to do?” he asked.
Law Minister Prasad had on Sunday had asked Samajwadi Party, Congress and BSP to make their stand clear on the contentious issue of triple talaq practice.
“The government respects faith but worship and social evil cannot coexist,” he said. “I want Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati to clarify their stand on the issue of triple talaq. Our (BJP’s) stand is very clear. The issue is not related to religion but involves respect and dignity of women,” Prasad said at a press conference here.
“We are the only party which respects women. Neither do other parties offer a good place to women nor do they respect them,” the BJP leader had claimed. UP goes for polls in seven phases starting February 11.
With PTI Inputs