September 9, 2015
Trinamool Mock/Model Parliament a great success, key issues raised
The mock/model Parlaiment organised by Trinamool Congress today was a roaring success.
The event, held at Constitution Club, New Delhi, saw the participation of most Trinamool MPs and students from schools in New Delhi.
Trinamool has 46 MPs in both Houses of the Parliament, most of them were present on the occasion and participated with full enthusiasm.
Important issues which could not be discussed in Monsoon Session of Parliament were taken up in the Mock Parliament Session. The Monsoon Session of the Parliament was virtually washed away.
AITC MPs present in the Mock Parliament Session
Trinamool Congress had decided to organise this Session to discuss the key issues the party wanted to raise in Parliament.
Land Bill, which is a very contentious issue, was taken up during the Session. The treasury benches bowed to the Opposition stand against the Bill and had to withdraw the Bill.
Key issues like black money, cooperative federalism were also raised by MPs. Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Saugata Roy, Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Dinesh Trivedi spoke on behalf of the Opposition.
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Ahmed Hassan Imran and Nadimul Haque sat in the treasury benches with students.
Lok Sabha MP Dr Ratna De Nag acted as the Speaker in this Mock Parliament Session.
Students from Frank Anthony Public School, New Delhi, who participated today, dressed up as members of Parliament Secretariat.
Tanishka and Richa who played the role of Finance Minister and Rural Development Minister respectively were upbeat about their experience. “It was a great learning experience. We understood hands on how the Parliament functions. A day well spent,” they said.
Ratna De Nag acted as the Speaker in this Mock Parliament Session
Leader of Opposition Sudip Bandyopadhyay moves a resolution against Land Bill in the Mock Parliament
Dinesh Trivedi speaking at the Mock Parliament Session
List of Business for the Mock Parliament Session
Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar speaking at the Mock Parliament Session
MPs with students after the Mock/Model Parliament session