December 24, 2017
Winter Session Week 1: Trinamool plays constructive Opposition
During the first week of the Winter Session of Parliament, Trinamool Congress played the responsible Opposition by participating in debates, as well as cornering the government on issues of public importance.
The week began with MPs staging a dharna inside the Parliament complex against the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill. Another dharna was organised on December 21 against linking of Aadhaar to various social sector schemes.
Inside the Parliament, the party MPs spoke on important issues like delaying of the introduction of the anti-people FRDI Bill, leakage of sensitive data related to Aadhaar, stubble burning in north India, renewable energy and supplementary demands for grants.
Here is a brief summary of what Trinamool Congress MPs did all through the week:
Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar asked a Supplementary Question on the importation of onions, and its quantity and price.
Aparupa Poddar asked Supplementary Questions on over-exploitation of groundwater, and cloud harvesting.
Sudip Bandyopadhyay asked a Supplementary Question on Air India.
Dinesh Trivedi asked Supplementary Questions on solar power generation.
Mumtaz Sanghamita asked Supplementary Questions on National Health Accounts.
Pratima Mondal spoke on the issue of manual scavenging.
Kalyan Banerjee spoke on The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017.
Saugata Roy spoke on The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
Idrish Ali spoke on The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
Kalyan Banerjee spoke on The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
Aparupa Poddar spoke on The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
Saugata Roy spoke on Supplementary Demands for Grants – Second Batch for 2017-18.
Saugata Roy spoke during a discussion on natural calamities in various parts of the country.
Aparupa Poddar spoke on cyber-security issues related to Aadhaar.
Ratna De Nag spoke on the demand for reducing the criteria to avail disability pension.
Tapas Mondal spoke on groundwater management.
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy spoke on the leakage of sensitive Aadhaar data of more than 130 million people.
Vivek Gupta spoke on pollution due to stubble burning in north India.
Nadimul Haque asked Supplementary Questions on the infrastructure of AIIMS and on possible actions against government hospitals for cases of medical negligence.
Vivek Gupta spoke on The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
Nadimul Haque spoke on The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017.
Point of Order
Derek O’Brien made a Point of Order regarding the delaying of the introduction of the “anti-people” FRDI Bill to the Budget Session.
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy made a Point of Order, asking the government to assure the House about the setting up of special courts for those who have willfully defaulted Rs 8.5 lakh crore of public money.
Derek O’Brien made a Point of Order on blacking out of RSTV on December 21.
Vivek Gupta spoke on privacy issues arising due to Aadhaar.
It turned out to be a productive week for the party. It raised various issues touch the common man’s life.