March 16, 2017
From farmer suicides to medical negligence, Trinamool MPs raise matters of public importance in Parliament
Today, Trinamool Congress MPs raised a variety of issues of public importance in Parliament ranging from medical negligence in private hospitals to the issue of farmer suicides, from manual scavenging to the Union Budget.
In the Rajya Sabha, Md Nadimul Haque raised the issue of medical negligence in private hospitals. He pointed out to the fact that the West Bengal Government has passed an Act which seeks to bring more transparency in healthcare, and urged the Central Government and other States to pass a similar law.
In the same House, Vivek Gupta raised the issue of alleged reports of the shifting of the headquarters of Hindustan Paper Corporation from Kolkata to Guwahati. Later, Vivek Gupta raised another important issue – that of compensation for manual scavengers.
In the Lok Sabha, Ratna De Nag spoke on the Demands for Grants for the Agriculture Ministry, raising the issue of the increase in the number of suicides by farmers in the last three years, and urging the Ministry for adequate financial assistance for farmers under various heads.
Cooch Behar MP Partha Pratim Roy asked a Supplementary Question on the electrification of villages during Question Hour.
Sugata Bose, in his erudition, took the government to task for not allocating enough funds for defence modernisation. He also rued the lack of initiatives on part of the government for defence manufacturing. He called for a strategic vision rather than jingoism in defence sector.
Later in the Rajya Sabha, during a discussion of the Union Budget, Vivek Gupta spoke on some important issues related to the Finance Ministry, like bringing the illegal black money stashed abroad back to the country and depriving States of revenue collected from various cess and surcharge.