March 4, 2015
Parliament: Trinamool speaks on important legislations
Trinamool MPs today spoke on important legislations in both Houses of the Parliament.
Derek O’Brien supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Rajya Sabha. But he moved a Statutory Resolution on the Ordinance and slammed the Government for issuing a flurry of Ordinances in the last nine months. “Ordinance is passed when the Legislature is not in Session and immediate action is required. My contention is, Sir, it was not required to be introduced in such a hurry”, he said.
Derek O’Brien also raised the important issue of rising communal violence in the country during Zero Hour. He slammed the government for lack of progress in SIT probe on church attacks. He asked the government to clarify the number of communal incidents.
Kalyan Banerjee spoke on the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 in the Lok Sabha and requested the Hon’ble Minister make a legislative scheme through which priorities could be given to PSUs of our country in the bidding process itself. “The committee felt that entire decision making process for distribution of coal blocks needs investigation and necessary penal steps should be taken”, he said.
Saugata Roy objected to the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill 2015 in the Lok Sabha. He spoke against hiking the FDI cap from existing 26% to 49%. “If you compare LIC lapsing with private industry, more than 99% settlements of the claims and more than 99% of death claims this is the performance of LIC. Now, the private sector Future Generali 49%, Prudential 42%, Reliance 38%, Bharati AXA 36%”, he said.
Saugata Roy also raised concerns regarding how Centre has stopped funding under JNNURM scheme. He said,” I ask the Hon’ble Minister what is the exact plan for an alternative mission to follow up the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission which had done quite significant work 65 mission cities throughout the country.”