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December 19, 2017

From onion prices to Aadhaar to FRDI Bill: Trinamool in Parliament today

From onion prices to Aadhaar to FRDI Bill: Trinamool in Parliament today

Five Bills, four Zero Hour mentions, two Points of Order, two questions – that’s the productivity of Trinamool MPs on the third day of the Winter Session of Parliament. From onion prices to Aadhaar to FRDI Bill – Trinamool raised issues of public importance in both Houses.

Let us take a quick look at Trinamool’s day in Parliament today.



Derek O’Brien made a Point of Order regarding the delaying of the introduction of the “anti-people” FRDI Bill to the Budget Session.

Sukhendu Sekhar Roy made a Point of Order, asking the government to assure the House about the setting up of special courts for those who have willfully defaulted Rs 8.5 lakh crore of public money.

Sukhendu Sekhar Roy made a Zero Hour Mention on the leakage of sensitive Aadhaar data of more than 130 million people.

Vivek Gupta made a Zero Hour Mention on pollution due to stubble burning in north India, demanding to know from the Central Government what concrete steps it would take to prevent this from recurring.

Nadimul Haque asked Supplementary Questions on the infrastructure of AIIMS and on possible actions against government hospitals for cases of medical negligence.

Vivek Gupta spoke on The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Nadimul Haque spoke on The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017.

Vivek Gupta made a Special Mention on Aadhaar.



Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar asked a Supplementary Question on the importation of onions, and its quantity and price.

Kalyan Banerjee spoke on the proposed shifting of the head office of the profitable Hindustan Steel Workers Construction Limited (HSCL) from Kolkata to Delhi, and the resultant loss of employment by 100 employees.

Pratima Mondal spoke on the issue of manual scavenging – about the death of 107 manual scavengers this year, their dehumanising working conditions and the fact that the “government’s flagship programme, Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan has also failed to tackle this issue”.

Kalyan Banerjee spoke on The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017.

Saugata Roy speaks on The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017.