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December 3, 2019

Winter Session Day 12: Trinamool dominates Parliament

Winter Session Day 12: Trinamool dominates Parliament

Trinamool dominated the proceedings in both Houses of Parliament today, and raised matters of urgent public importance.

Lok Sabha

Trinamool MP and Chief Whip Kalyan Banerjee today slammed the proposed ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ policy of the Centre. He said it infringes on the rights of States to formulate their own ‘subordinate legislation’ under the National Food Security Act

Mahua Moitra asked the government what steps it was taking to make available medical devices like pacemakers and knee-replacements at an affordable rates to people

Mimi Chakraborty made a passionate appeal to the central government to enact laws welfare of people with disabilities

Kalyan Banerjee pointed out that the recent directive of the food ministry was in contravention of the decision by the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs to procure 100 per cent jute bags for the purpose of supplying crops, paddy etc

Satabdi Roy asked the government to restart the SEC portal so that deserving beneficiaries, who do not have BPL cards, can avail government services

Mahua Moitra urged the government to direct the Delhi Police to make sure that unauthorised use of escort vehicles and PSOs within the National Capital of Delhi is stopped with immediate effect

Rajya Sabha

On the occasion of birth anniversary of legendary artist Nandalal Bose, Dola Sen demanded that a statue of Nandalal Bose be installed in Parliament

Ahamed Hassan raised the issue of killing of Bengali workers in Kashmir, and highlighted the Centre’s lack of empathy in standing by the bereaved families at the time of grief

Manas Bhunia spoke on the need to improve efforts towards AIDS control and treatment. He highlighted the work done by Bengal Government in decreasing HIV transmission from parents to children

Sukhendu Sekhar Ray urge upon the government to expedite the registration work so that no farmer is left out of the PM Kisan scheme

Bengal Government asked for a budget of Rs 67 crore to set up a medical college on yoga naturopathy in Belur. But the Centre sanctioned only Rs 9 crore. Dr Santanu Sen demanded the Centre sanction rest of the funds also

Manish Gupta and Manas Bhunia both cornered the Centre on bank mergers. While Manish Gupta highlighted the job losses due to this move, Manas Bhunia wondered why Bengal was being deprived in this manner