February 5, 2019
Trinamool demands statement of PM, stages walkout in Lok Sabha
Sudip Bandyopadhyay requests Speaker to adjourn the House
Honourable Madam, in response to your query, we want to assure that tomorrow the House will run smoothly, but the government should respond to our request. We are of the opinion that some major things happened in Kolkata, the Supreme Court has given a judgement, which is totally against a Central Government institution. We are opposing for that. But this is opposition for a day.
Tomorrow morning from 11 AM you will certainly be able to run the House smoothly. Adjourn the House today. I would request Rajnath ji to rise to the occasion and take the decision accordingly.
Mamata Banerjee is launching a movement, which is not related to any man’s arrest. It is taking things in totality. Parliamentary democracy is at stake and we have taken this decision looking at that.
So, we would certainly expect that in accordance with the process of a parliamentary democracy, the government should consider the Opposition, and we assure you regarding our party, that we will take part and will allow the House to run smoothly from 11 AM up to 8 PM if necessary, and even without lunch.
Part 2 – Trinamool stages a walkout
Yesterday we made a demand though Sougata Roy, that considering the situation of the State of Bengal, let the Prime Minister come to the floor of the House and make a statement. We waited for that, and because he didn’t come, we have taken a decision to stage a walkout for today.