March 3, 2015
Trinamool plays constructive Opposition in Parliament
Trinamool played the role of a constructive Opposition in Parliament today. A day full of activities for the party, the MPs raised matters of national importance, made their objection known on Bills which were against public interest and rendered support to the Government to pass a Bill which would be beneficial for the people.
Trinamool Congress MPs today slammed the Central Government in the Zero Hour and the Question Hour in both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. In Lok Sabha, Saugata Roy condemned the statement of the Jammu and Kashmir CM and demanded a clarification from the Prime Minister. In the Rajya Sabha, Derek O’Brien raised the concern regarding the way the Government is handling issues of legislative procedures. Sukhendu Sekhar Roy also raised his concern of how land marked for Air Traffic Control is now being replaced to build a shopping mall.
Nadimul Haque spoke on Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address in the Rajya Sabha. He highlighted the issue of reduction of allocations in MNREGA and also the social sector spending. He said that unity in diversity was the guiding principle of Trinamool, he said that the Central Government has failed to keep its promise in all aspects.
In Lok Sabha, Saugata Roy opposed the Introduction of Insurance Bill, which the Cabinet promulgated on 26 December, 2014. He also slammed the Government for ushering in an era of Ordinance raj. “Are we subjected to a system where there is a Constitutional Imbroglio,” he asked the Government.
Saugata Roy also moved amendments to extend the penalty for illegal mining. He urged the Government to take steps to protect the right of the tribals. He demanded that the time period for mining leases be brought down to 30 years.
Ratna De Nag supported the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Lok Sabha as it will create employment for large number of drivers. She also requested the Government to help the poor drivers of the e-rickshaw and e-carts, either in getting a loan from the Bank in zero interest or less interest or by giving them some subsidy.
During a Short Duration Discussion on losses incurred by farmers due to non seasonal rainfall, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay demanded that farmers be given crop insurance.
Trinamool MPs also made Special Mentions in Rajya Sabha on important issues.