July 19, 2017
Trinamool’s Derek O’Brien makes a Point of Order about Short Duration Discussion on crimes against marginalised
From yesterday, we are trying to start this debate, and the Government is telling us that we are not interested in this debate. We are serious about this debate. Twelve parties in the Opposition have signed these Notices. This is a serious issue. The Leader of the House is here. It is wonderful. He will listen to us. Let him do that.
We are not saying the Prime Minister has to come and speak. Let the Leader of the House and the Home Minister come and answer. This is not about one or two parties, it is about the entire Opposition; about 130 MPs have given the notices. So let us be very careful as to who is serious. We want this discussion, but we want a meaningful discussion with action. The perception and intention that the Government is serious should also be there.