December 5, 2015
Trinamool in Parliament this week : debating, deliberating , legislating
Trinamool Congress always believes in playing the role of a responsible Opposition. The party believes in debate, discussion and deliberation instead of unnecessary disruptions.
In the first week of Winter Session of Parliament, Trinamool made meaningful interventions in both Houses of the Parliament, highlighting issues of public importance.
In the Lok Sabha, leader of the party Sudip Bandyopadhyay spoke on Constitution Day. Babashaheb Ambedkar was an Indian nationalist, jurist, Dalit political leader, activist, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, revolutionary and the revivalist of Buddhism in India, he said in his speech.
In the Rajya Sabha, the Leader of the party in the Upper House, Derek O’ Brien recalled on the behalf of the Trinamool Congress, the tremendous contribution Dr Ambedkar has had beyond the Constitution. He also slammed the BJP for indulging in ‘cowboy constitutionalism’.
Also in the Rajya Sabha, AITC MP Sukhenda Sekhar Roy, while speaking on the occasion of the celebration of the Constitution Day, raised the question that are we serving the country in the constitutional way that Baba Saheb desired? Whenever I put this question to myself, pat comes the reply-“no”, he said . Because we are still pursuing a cause to divide. We are encouraging the divisive forces in one form or the other, knowing it fully well that forces of destabilization can never contribute in any manner to the task of nation building, he said.
In the Lok Sabha, the Chief Whip of AITC, Kalyan Banerjee, in his speech on the occasion of the Constitution Day said that Dr Ambedkar fought for the protection and the reservation of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and now attempt is being made to take away such protection and reservation.
In the LokSabha, the leader of the party, Sudip Bandyopadhyay slammed the Centre over funds for flood/drought relief in Bengal. He wanted to know categorically that what is the system of allotment of money in these cases.
In the Rajya Sabha, the Leader of the party in the Upper House, Derek O’Brien slams Centre over flood/drought relief for Bengal. He said that Tamil Nadu must be taken care of now, everything to Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh should be given and asked why is Bengal deprived.
In the Lok Sabha, on the debate on intolerance, Dr Sugata Bose said that, we are not saying that India is intolerant. We are saying, followers, supporters and even some members of this Government are spreading a virulent form of prejudice and bigotry.
In the Lok Sabha, AITC MP Aparupa Poddar raised the issue of malnourishment in the country during the Zero Hour. Children from Muslim households, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes face higher rates of malnourishment, she said.
In the Rajya Sabha, Trinamool MP Nadimul Haque raised the issue of non-payment of arrears to Durgapur Steel Plant workers. The issue of non-payment of arrears has been pending for the last 18 years with SAIL and has affected approximately 18,000 employees of the ISP, he pointed out.
Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Gupta presented a Private Member’s Resolution on Friday. In Lok Sabha, Kalyan Banerjee slammed the Centre for offering post-retirement Governorships to judges. This move will compel judges to give pro-ruling party judgments, he said while maintaining that this practice was sad for democracy.