July 8, 2019
Trinamool stages dharna in Parliament over disinvestment of 42 PSUs
Trinamool Congress on Monday staged a dharna in Parliament protesting against the Centre’s decision to disinvest 42 Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). The MPs were seen holding placards saying, “Save the PSUs, Save the country,” “condemn disinvestment policy of 42 PSUs by Modi govt,” and “Revive 42 PSUs”.
Later in the day, party MPs staged a walkout in Rajya Sabha and opposed the government’s move in Lok Sabha. Trinamool tried to raise the issue in the Upper House but Chairman did not allow it. Following this, the Trinamool members staged a walkout.
The party also raised the issue in the Lok Sabha. Party’s Sudip Bandopadhyay said 42 PSUs of the country are going to be disinvested which is a “serious” matter. “These 42 PSUs include organisations like Air India, BSNL, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and some other important institutions. We strongly oppose this step taken by the Centre,” he said.