Over three crore people visited ‘Duare Sarkar’ camps in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted that over three crore people have visited the ongoing “Duare Sarkar” camps till now.

The second edition of the “Duare Sarkar” (government at doorsteps) programme was launched on 16 August and will continue till 15 September.

She thanked people of the state for visiting the camps and also congratulated the government officials.

“Extremely happy to share that more than 3 crore people have visited the #DuareSarkar camps since 16 August. I congratulate all GoWB officials for making this initiative a huge success. I thank the people of Bengal for coming to the camps and availing all benefits,” Banerjee said on Twitter.

Two government schemes — ”Lakshmi Bhandar” and “Swasthya Sathi” — appeared to be the top picks among the three crore people who have turned up in the month-long camps.

The West Bengal government has launched “Lakshmi Bhandar” scheme in order to provide basic income support to female heads of families. The newly floated programme assures monthly assistance of Rs 1,000 for women of each SC/ST household and Rs 500 for the general category. ”Swasthya Sathi” is a cashless basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care up to Rs 5 lakh per annum per family

Like last year, this year too, Durga Puja would be held in strict conjunction with COVID-19 protocol: Mamata Banerjee

On the occasion of Durga Puja, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today held an administrative and coordination meeting at the Netaji Indoor Stadium.

 

Highlights of her interaction:

 

Like last year, this year too, Durga Puja would be held in strict conjunction with COVID-19 protocol.

No new rules for this year – everyone needs to be alert.

Maintaining social distance and wearing masks would be compulsory

The clubs need to have sanitiser and masks at hand in order to distribute among visitors to their pandals.

The clubs have to constantly spread messages on COVID-19 awareness.

Immersion ceremonies would be held from October 15-17. The decision on Durga Puja Carnival would be taken later.

The decision on allowing people at night would be taken later.

The situation is better now, but we cannot afford to slack off.

A total of 36,000 clubs in the state have been registered as Durga Puja organisers, of which 2,500 are in Kolkata.

There would be 1,500 women-administered clubs organising Durga Puja.

Every club would be given Rs 50,000 towards Durga Puja expenses.

There would be 50 per cent discount on the electricity bill for every Puja committee.

 

Prime Minister, do something: CM tweets on the price hikes of petrol, diesel and cooking fuels

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee once again spoke up against the hikes in prices of petroleum products, and demanded the intervention of the prime minister in the matter.

Taking aim at the Union government, she tweeted: “It pains me deeply to see how apathetic the @BJP4India government is and how anti-people their policies are!”

Further expressing her anguish on the effects the hikes have on the common people, she said: “We have seen unprecedented hikes in petrol, diesel, cooking gas and cooking oil. This has taken a heavy toll on our people and their families.”

She expressed her strong resentment, saying these price rises were “absolutely unacceptable and unpardonable”, and asked the prime minister to “to kindly act upon the concerns of our people and withdraw such hikes, immediately”.

 

We are ready to die, but would never let the country be sold to the BJP: Mamata Banerjee

On the occasion of the Foundation Day of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee addressed the youth at a virtual rally from Kalighat.

 

Highlights of her speech

Students are the future of the country. Delhi can’t counter us politically, that why they throw the agencies at us.

Our challenges have increased after coming to power. Trinamool can’t be stopped in its tracks by using agencies.

Student Credit Card, with loan of Rs 10 lakh against each, which can be repaid in 40 years; nine lakh smartphones for students; 40 new universities; 30,000 students recruited; more than nine crore cycles under Sabooj Sathi, with more to come;

Government employees are being given the sack in Tripura, yet so many promises were made before the elections.

Many teachers recruited in Bengal; many to be recruited at the Deocha Pachami mines; deep sea port being built in Tajpur; industrial estate at Jangalsundari in Raghunathpur; lakhs of people to get employment in the future; IT to be a big source of employment, including at data centres, already 2.10 lakh employed; new leather complex at Bantala; 68 industrial parks, Biswa Bangla Hubs have come up

Unemployment here much less than many states; it has reduced by 45 per cent.

More than six lakh unemployed youth provided training through Utkarsh Bangla Scheme, many among whom have got employment as well; training also being provided for recruitment as IAS, IPS, WBCS officers

Daughters are self-reliant today, no longer a burden on their parents. Kanyashree is our pride.

Stress should  be given on creating political awareness amongst the youth on a large scale. Teachers are our pride.

The BJP is stifling students’ voices.

Bengal will show the way. TMCP will play a big role at the national level. I would ask its members to create a network across the country.

The current BJP government is demonic, eveil; they don’t love the people, they just want to dominate using muscle power; they want to sell off the whole country.

Insurance, coal, railways are being sold off. Next they might just ask the people to sell their body parts. It is the duty of students to protest against all these.

Why should they catch only Trinamool for illegally selling coal? Coal is part of the Union government’s responsibilities. I can name at least a dozen minister who have looted Asansol. During elections, they used to board at hotels run by owners of coal-related businesses.

Many BJP leaders and ministers are involved in women’s trafficking; I have not uttered anything against them.

Let the ED send it’s notices; I would reply by sending sacks of documents as proof of our innocence

I have never seen such politics of vengeance. We don’t do such a kind of politics. I would ask the BJP: What measures have you taken against your members involved in wrongdoing? Have you sent the Human Rights Commission to Hathras in UP?

We don’t mind being investigated by the CBI. But why would they go visit villages taking a BJP leader along?

Is the Human Rights Commission only for Bengal? Why not Tripura? Our workers are being beaten up daily there.

All such commissions have been politicised. All members are part of the BJP

If they can, let them fight Abhishek politically.

I want to know, from where does PM-CARES gets its funds?

They only know how to tell lies. Thta’s why I’m appealing to everyone to get united and prepare for the big fight.

The CPI(M) and the BJP both have tried to murder us. Attempt was made on me in Nandigram.

Why are the soldiers being withdrawn from Afghanistan without evacuating all its citizens who need evecuation?

I’ve never seen such divisions among soldiers.

All election-related expenses the states have to bear.

If we say anything, we are being labelled as anti-nationals. Can the sacred land of the country ever be sold?

State considering giving land plots for free to doctors, nurses, says chief minister

A meeting on the health infrastructure of Bengal was held at the academic building of SSKM Hospital in. Kolkata, chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Those present at the meeting included the state Transport and Housing Minister Firhad Hakim, the health secretary and officials of SSKM.

Besides discussing the present state of health infrastructure in the state, talks were also held on the proposed cancer treatment centre at the premier hospital. Following the meeting, Mamata Banerjee addressed a press conference.

Highlights of the press conference: 

  • The PG Hospital and Tata Cancer Hospital are collaborating on setting up a cancer treatment centre.
  • More stress will be given on infrastructure for children’s health.
  • An area of 10 acres would be designated for housing for doctors and nurses.
  • Quack doctors can visit villages to treat people. However, they would work not as full-fledged doctors but as basic health providers, following certain regulations of the primary health centres.
  • Junior doctors work very well under guidance of senior doctors. Many nurses, having long years of experience behind them, have the capability to work hand-in-hand with doctors. Such nurses would henceforth be promoted and be designated as ‘practitioner sister’.
  • Besides nursing duties, practitioner sisters would have the responsibility of ensuring through their work that hospitals do not experience the lack of treating doctors.
  • A G+10 hostel would be built for SSKM on Lee Road and a G+6 hostel for other medical colleges.
  • One hundred per cent of teachers have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • The next meeting on the state’s health infrastructure would be held on September 16.

 

Sukendu Sekhar Ray opposes introduction of The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021

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The government has killed democracy by bringing this Bill. After 49 years of nationalisation of insurance, why has this Bill been brought? Only to appease crony capitalists. I oppose this Bill tooth and nail.

Derek O’Brien speaks in support of The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021

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Sir, I stand here on behalf of the All India Trinamool Congress to gladly support The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021. With this full support, I want to make an appeal to you because I am feeling a little sad, but I am sure the appeal will work. Yesterday, there were seven or eight who discussed this Bill in the Lok Sabha, and today we have six more hours to go. We are missing somebody in Parliament. We are missing our Honourable Prime Minister. So, through you, Sir, I make a humble appeal, we still got five or six hours to go.

Sir, there is no doubt that our Honourable Prime Minister is a great believer in the Olympic Games. There is an Olympian god, Poseidon. Poseidon is linked today with the army, media, ministers, activists, judiciary, Opposition members, Abhishek Banerjee. How is it, Sir? Because Poseidon’s son is called Pegasus. So, maybe tomorrow or day after, if you want to extend this discussion, we would also like to come and discuss this on the floor of the House.

I am very happy today because I am the second speaker from the Opposition. Now, it may be a coincidence that the first speaker from the Opposition was my friend and colleague who is an MP from Bengal. My friend and colleague Abhishek Manu Singhvi was sent by Congress and Trinamool Congress MLAs. So, this is not a coincidence because I was not going to talk about election, I come straight to the OBC Bill. But since the previous speaker told me that he is going to win some election in 2023 or 2022, I must mildly remind him that there are 9 per cent OBCs, and 30 per cent scheduled castes and tribes in Bengal, along with 50 per cent women, we actually do not want to talk about the elections because we do not talk, we do.

But it seems that the nightmare is continuing and our friends here can’t get away from Bengal. Because first Singhvi and now O’Brien. And the Bengal election was not because we are discussing our Constitution today. It was not just an election of my party’s manifesto versus another party’s manifesto. Our interpretation is that it was an election against a manifesto, against the Constitution. The Constitution won.

Since I’m not a trained lawyer, I won’t always use pretty words. Now something in Bangla: “Na pari shoite, na pari koite”. This basically means, “Neither can I bear the pain, nor can I express myself”. And I am actually referring to legislation. What this government’s track record is on poor legislation. “Mistakes”, “oversight”, “carelessness”—those were the words from my fellow MP from West Bengal. I am a bit more blunt: “incompetence”.

Let me give you examples, Sir. My party, like every other party, moved a dissent note, saying that this Bill undermines the role of state governments and state commissions. This was much before we went to the Supreme Court. But I want to use this opportunity today to show how deep this incompetence of legislation is, because we are talking about constitutional amendment.

A fantastic amendment from 2016: GST. They passed the Bill, and we all supported it. But we warned them on the implementation. And this is a real record: 376 changes were made to GST in 10 months. My request, through you, to the Government is, harbar mat karo, hamara suggestions lo. Gear change karo. Nahin to Bangal mein jo hua baki desh mein bhi ho jaega.

Sir, the Honorable Home Minister was here a few months or a year ago. On the floor of the House, the Honorable Home Minister, not some ordinary person, spoke about the Citizenship Amendment Act. But what happened? Dikhawa. Kuch nahin hua, and in Parliament. I’ll give you another example, Sir: farm Bills. Again, what did you do? You didn’t listen.

The basic hypothesis is that, fault one, fault two, lovely, then you correct the fault, and then congratulate yourself. So this is basic, and what my fellow MP from Bengal and myself are trying to say. Now let us come to the core issue of federalism. It is good that in this Bill, you have done the correction. But I have done a study, rather the whole team in Trinamool has done a study. We have studied the last 98 Bills passed in Parliament; out of the 98 passed, 29 are core anti-federal Bills, 29!

Now, about being anti-federal. Rs 6,90,000 crore promised to the states—and by making these promises, you are saying you are federal—you have not given the states six lakh ninety thousand crores. It’s an assault on federalism. Sir, listen, let me explain to these people. The basic hypothesis of the Supreme Court, the OBC has been made by the opening batsmen. We have discussed our speeches yesterday. That is the coordination we have in the opposition. What is the problem if we do that? Sir, now you come to one interesting point – again the states. 2014, the states would spend 46%. Now, the states are spending 65% on the programmes they undertake. Sir, why no caste based census? Why no caste based census? It’s an obvious question, it’s a rhetorical question, but….You see, the BJP has one answer to all the problems. The real reason to all this, even in 2018, Pandit Nehru did this, Pandit Nehru did the draft wrong. Have some humility and say that sometimes you made a mistake…(interruptions) Sir, we allowed the top two (BJP MPs) to do the talking for three months.

On this, because the caste-based census is not done, and I want to take you back because again it’s a small group of people, it doesn’t matter if it’s SC/ST or OBC, they are small groups. Look at the 126th Amendment which Parliament passed. The point I am trying to make here is that the smaller you become the more the majoritarianism attacks you. We all welcomed the 126th Amendment. Why? Because you took the SC/ST reservation up by 10 years. We said not 10 years, take it by 30 years. But what did you do? Cheap stunt. A small community of 400,000, the Anglo-Indian community, you took away their reservation in the 10 Assemblies and the two MPs. What did you tell them? You told them that the Census said they comprise 200 people. <Interruptions> Sir, now you know why this government does not want to discuss the son of Poseidon, because if we start discussing it, lots of skeletons will come out of the cupboard.

Sir, in conclusion, I want to make two points. One is on-ground implementation. Only nine OBC professors are teaching in Central universities across India against 313 quota posts. Look carefully at some of your states, especially Uttar Pradesh. Forty-eight per cent of all students in India dropping out of IITs and over 63.6 per cent from IIMs are from reserved categories. These are the big issues we have to take up. Just don’t give them numbers. Make sure the rules are implemented.

My last point, Sir. In the last 22 days, 35 Bills, and everyone is patting themselves on the back. This was written for me yesterday by a very famous Indian lady, internationally famous, not Mamata di. So we are talking about how you summarise what has been happening in the last two years in India. This is beautiful. This is not some international quote. And I reiterate that we fully support this Constitutional amendment.

This is what is written Sir, please listen to this and maybe afterwards you can give me your Hindi translation which will make it even better.

“We must not forget the dead.
We must not forget the dead.
Summer of dying,
Monsoon of spying,
Year-round lying.”

Thank you, Sir.

I’ve reminded the Union government time and again about Ghatal Master Plan: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today went from Jhargram to Ghatal by helicopter to get an overview of the flood-affected areas and then distribute relief to those affected.

She also visited the spiritual retreat of Anukul Thakur, where she met the priests of the temple and distributed relief to the group of people who had gethered there.

She then addressed the press, standing in the water that had flooded the place.

Highlights of her press interaction:

Despite requesting the Union government multiple times, it has not approved the Ghatal Master Plan. As a result, the widespread floods are not being controlled. I will again urge the government to approve the project. I will sent a delegation to the Union Irrigation Minister.

The flooding is being allowed to happen. Check dams worth Rs 500 crore have been built, but work is not being done in a planned way. The administration has to work better. More camps need to be set up.

The situation in Ghatal is dangerous. I saw everything, and taken pictures as well. I will compile a report after returning to Kolkata.

Kalyan Bandyopadhyay speaks in support of The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021

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Sir, we fully support The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021. I also appreciate the amendment of Article 342A of the Constitution. The state enjoys the power to take ameliorative measures to take care of the qualitative and quantitative differences between different classes. Our Constitution is an effective tool for social transformation and removal of inequalities, and has the capacity to wipe off the tears from every eye. The social realities cannot be ignored and overlooked since the Constitution aims at the comprehensive removal of disparities. The very purpose of providing reservation is to take care of disparities, which is the case with scheduled castes, scheduled tribe and socially backward classes. 

 

The aspiration of equal treatment to the lowest strata, to which the fruits of reservation have not effectively reached, remains a dream. Various castes by and large remain where they were and thus have remained as unequals. Are they destined to remain backward till eternity? The states’ obligation is to undertake the emancipation of deprived sections of the community and eradicate the inequalities. When reservation creates inequality within the reserved class itself, it is required to be taken care of by the state by making sub-classification and adopting a distributive justice method so that wealth does not get concentrated in a few hands and equal justice to all can be provided. 

 

It involves redistribution and re-allocation of resources and opportunities, and equitable access to all public and social goods to fulfil the constitutional mandate of equal justice for all. Providing a percentage of the reservation within the permissible limit is within the powers of the state legislatures. They cannot be deprived of their concomittant power to make reasonable classification within the scheduled tribes, scheduled castes and socially and educationally backward classes. 

 

Sir, Bhupendra Yadav ji is not here now. I would have been happier had he been here. I have been given the time by the Honorable Speaker to speak. Bhupendra Yadav ji has not placed the correct facts before this House, I am sorry to say. With great respect to him I say that the Government of India, headed by the Honorable Prime Minister VP Singh, based on the recommendations of the Mandal Commission, issued an office memorandum on August 13, 1990, purporting to extend reservation for socially and educationally backward classes with effect from August 1990. This memorandum created hue and cry in the entire country. So many things happened that the memorandum was challenged in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court initially stayed it. This is the famous case of Indra Sawhney. 

 

Then the government changed. Consequent to the change in government, following the general elections, in 1991, a government headed by the Honorable Prime Minister Narsimha Rao was formed. After the memorandum on August 13 1990, with certain modifications, another memorandum, dated September 13 1990, was issued, introducing the economic criteria in giving reservations, giving preference to the poorest sections of the SC, ST, OBC, a 2 per cent quota, and reserving another 10 per cent in the civil services, and so on and so forth. 

 

Now the economic criteria was to be specified separately. This was adjudicated by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court only struck down clause 6 of that memorandum; but it also laid down the law in paragraphs 860 and 861 of that judgement. Bhupendra Yadavji was saying that the concept of creamy layer was brought, by them. I am sorry about this. Bhupendra Yadavji is a very educated person. How he can say this? He is a lawyer. 

 

The creamy layer concept was first brought by the Supreme Court in the Indira Sawhney case. It was not there earlier. From time to time, it has been enhanced, but that’s a different thing. But the creamy layer concept is not the concept of any government. Kindly read paragraph 860, where first she speaks about what the ‘creamy layer’ is. That concept has come because of the interpretation of the Supreme Court. 

 

Sir, standing here, I must say that Indian democracy has developed and today India has become the number one democratic country because of two reasons, one of which is the legislative function that we do in Parliament and in the assemblies, and the other is the Supreme Court of India, which is the final interpreter of the Constitution. On the basis of the enhancement of laws has the democracy in the country grown. Now, the Supreme Court in the Indira Sawhney case judgement, made the position clear in paragraphs 860 and 861. 

 

Don’t look at the watch. I have taken the permission … of the Constitution. After so many days, after so much shouting, let me speak. The trinity of goals of the Constitution—socialism, secularism and democracy—cannot be realised unless all sections of the society participate in the state’s power, irrespective of their caste, community, race, religion and sex. All social discriminations in sharing of the state’s powers màde on those grounds should be eliminated by positive measures. Equality and unity would remain a dream without fraternity. The goal enumerated in the Preamble of the Constitution, of fraternity and assuring the dignity of the individual, and the unity and integrity of the nation, would remain unattainable so long as equality of opportunity is not ensured for all.

 

The social and political justice as per the Preamble of the Constitution to be secured for all citizens will remain a myth unless economic justice is guaranteed to all. The liberty of thought and expression will also remain on paper in the face of economic deprivation. If a person is not economically sound how can there be liberty of thought? This is  a part of our Constitution, it is a fundamental right in our Constitution. One may agree or one may disagree, but everyone has a right to express their thoughts, and we must enhance that right. 

 

The concept of equality before the law contemplates minimising inequalities in income and eliminating economic disparities. Sir, you will find it in Part Three  of the Constitution. There the issue of equality of the economic income has been provided. This is an obligation of all states and the Centre. No grace is being given. It is not about ‘I am doing, I am doing, I am doing’ or about ‘I am the first man’. No, you are discharging your obligation. Equality itself is a positive constitutional right and it puts state and Central governments under an obligation to undertake an affirmative action. It is an obligation, you have to do it. 

 

Finally, poverty, which is the ultimate result of inequality and the ultimate cause of backwardness, has to be eradicated by reservation. Now, my suggestion to the Honorary Minister is that you cannot only keep reservations; you should give free medical aid, free elementary education, scholarships for higher education and other financial support. You should give free housing, self-employment, settlement of the schemes, effective land reforms, strict impartial operation of law-enforcing machinery, industrialisation, construction of roads, bridges, canals and markets, introduction of transport, and free supply of water, electricity and other benefits, particularly in the most interior parts of the country, populated by different classes of people, including the backward classes. 

 

I would have ended here, I would not have said anything more. I have spoken only on a prevailing constitutional scheme. But reiterating what my friend, who was speaking before me, said, Sir, why are you afraid to discuss Pegasus? Why? Why are you running away? These 20 days have gone by without any discussions being held because of you. Why are you afraid? Why? Come up tomorrow and discuss the Pegasus issue. Extend the session for another 15 days; we are ready to discuss all other issues. Tell Narendra Modi ji, our prime minister, to not run away from Parliament to avoid discussion on the Pegasus issue. 

Sudip Bandyopadhyay speaks in support of The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021

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Madam, I rise to speak on The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021. 

I cannot get any idea why the Government was scared to discuss the Pegasus issue for just a day. As it happened today, all the Opposition parties unitedly responded to the Speaker’s request that we take part on this debate. Pegasus was the only issue that we wanted to discuss. 

Members are keen to know, hum sab log jaante bhi nahin hain ki yeh hai kya. Saara desh saara vishwa uthal raha hai. Aj main yeh prastav rakhta hoon yahan, ki jaise aaj hum sab logon ka sahmati se yeh Bill par  charcha ho raha hain, Pegasus par bhi kal charcha ho jaye toh achha hoga. It is a proposal from my party. 

Madam, Lok Sabha aur Rajya Sabha mein is session mein kya hua? 30 Bills were bulldozed through in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, with an average time of just 10 minutes spent per Bill. Jo sab Bill yahan par discussion hua hai, sab dus minute mein pass ho gaya hai. Yeh record mein rehna chahiye is liye main bol raha hoon, and only 11 per cent of the Bills passed have been scrutinised by the Standing Committees. 

Madam, this Bill, when it was circulated, I personally took interest to speak on it. It is mentioned in the Statement of Objects and Reasons that there was a need to amend Article 342A and make consequential amendments to Articles 338B and 366 of the Constitution. Yeh sab articles ko amendment karna chahiye. Toh ab yeh sab amend karne ke liye kya kiya? A Bill, which is to be introduced and passed today, brought in due to a verdict and the intervention of the Supreme Court. It states that The Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act 2018, which has been discussed in the Bill, inspired the above three articles. 

It is mentioned that this Bill has been tabled to save “the federal structure of this country”. Yeh yahan pe likha hua hai, main Bill se hi padh raha hoon. Humare desh mein federal structure abhi dikhai nahi deta. The federal structure is totally under threat. Hum log chahte hain ki federal structure ko balwant banaya jaaye. Its voice should not be gagged, and the parliamentary democratic process should be allowed to function properly, by letting the Government of India to function on its own and the state governments on their own.  

Hum log Vidhan Sabha chunav mein kamyab ho ke aaye hain. Desh mein bhi Narendra Modi ka sarkar hain, desh ki aam janata ke samarthan mein. Toh yehi achha hoga ki ek doosre ke kaam pe zyada dimag na de, everyday interfere na kare. Agar har waqt pe ek state ke upar khabardari na kiya jaaye toh federal structure achcha rahega

Federal structure ke vishay mein, jab Lok Sabha ka Speaker all-party meeting bulate hain, main har bar yeh maang rakhta hoon ki federal structure ko le kar ek din bahut achchha sa aalochana ho jaaye; tab hamare sab logon ke saamne bahut idea aaega. 

Madam, Article 338B of the Indian Constitution provides for the National Commission for OBCs. The Supreme Court verdict after this amendment said that only the Central government will have the power to declare a class as OBC. Aisa hoga toh States will lose their power. The State OBC Commissions will virtually become defunct. Ye pura Delhi se niyantran chalega. Many state governments objected to this. Yeh sab prativad ko sunke aaj Sarkar ko yahan aana pada. Accordingly, it has been contemplated that the 102nd Amendment, creating Article 338B, should be further amended to keep intact the provision of having state governments’ OBC lists. 

Madam, it is a legislation beneficial to the states. This Bill is giving power to states, and therefore they will support this Bill. Trinamool BJP ka koi Bill ko support karta hain, is vishay par hi to taliya ho sakta hai. Har din to galiya chalta hai, aaj hum support dete hai, aur hamare jo neta hai Mamta Banerjee, General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee, sabka phone bhi aj hacking ho gaya hai Israel ke madhyam se. 

The states will support this Bill because it  activates the State OBC Commissions. This Bill is being passed because power is being transferred to state governments from Centre.

Madam, this Bill is being passed as power is being transferred to the states from the Centre; so it is a good sign. It is giving power to state governments to identify socially and economically backward classes in the states in order to giving reservations in education and government jobs.

Madam, lastly, before I conclude and extend full support to the Bill, I want to go just back to one portion. Federal structure ke baare main yeh bolna chahta hoon, ki hamare state mein ek problem aa gaya hain. Rajya ka jo sangvidhanik pradhan hain, uske upar bhi Kendriya Sarkar ka kuchh nazardari rakhna chahiye. Hamara state government bhi kaam karne ke liye maidan mein utara hain, woh chahe OBC ho, minorities ho, caste Hindus ho, sabke liye. Iska natija hi to pichhle Vidhan Sabha chuano mein nikla hai na, Madam, ki hamara Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in sab sections ke paas hain. Bengal kitna aage hain. Bengal Assembly mein out of 294, 74 seats hain jo Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ke paas hain, aur unme se 90 per cent hamare saath hain. Toh yeh sab dekhkte huye main batana chahta hoon ki jab commission huya, jab states ke haath mein power diya gaya, yeh dekhna chahiye ki OBCs ke saath koi avichar na ho, aur hum log bhi unke saath khade hain.