March 11, 2017
Week 1 of the second leg of Budget Session: Trinamool plays responsible Opp
The second leg of the 2017 Budget Session of Parliament began with the Members of Parliament (MP) of the Trinamool Congress staging a protest near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Parliament complex on the issue of the killing of two Indians in America.
Inside Parliament also, the party played the role of a responsible Opposition by raising important issues, speaking on key legislations and opposing the Government where required.
March 9, 2017
Saugata Roy spoke on the issue of the killing of two Indians in USA.
Pratima Mandal raised the issue of installing sanitary napkin vending machines for girls in schools.
March 10, 2017
Kalyan Banerjee spoke on The Admiralty (Jurisdiction & Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016.
Pratima Mandal raised the issue of the need for the awareness on generic medicines.
Ratna De Nag raised the issue of the need for subsidies for potato growers.
Md Idris Ali raised the issue of the need for the setting up of Central schools in his constituency and on the need for the waiver of interest on loans for farmers.
March 10, 2017
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy spoke on The Enemy (Amendment & Validation) Bill, 2016. Trinamool walked out in protest of the manner in which the Bill was taken up in the House.
Vivek Gupta asked Supplementary Questions on the providing of free Wi-Fi facilities by the Railways to stations in eastern India.
Thus, during the first week, Trinamool Congress raised the crucial issue of the security of Indians living in USA, to underline the importance of which its MPs even staged a protest inside the Parliament complex and raised important points while supporting the Bill on maternity benefits. On March 10, it staged a walkout in protest against the inadequate discussion before the passing of The Enemy (Amendment & Validation) Bill, 2016. The party’s MPs also raised various issues of local as well as regional and national importance through during the Question Hours and Zero Hours.