New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday ridiculed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on his critique to the Triple Talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha on December 17, and said that since Tharoor has taken too many favours from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and hence is obliged to speak such on issue like Triple Talaq.
Swamy said, “Shashi Tharoor has a Dawood factor. He has taken too many favours from gangsters of Dubai. Specially on his wife's murder.” Congress leader Shashi Tharoor yesterday said, “You're criminalising a civil offence, violating equality clauses and doing it on basis of religion. If there is discrimination against women, you should've passed it for all women. SC declared triple talaq illegal. So it isn't needed, it's political game.”
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 or the Triple Talaq Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad amid protests on Monday.