Trinamool Congress protests suspension of Rajya Sabha MPs Derek O'Brien and Dola Sen
Eight Rajya Sabha MPs, including Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MPs Derek O'Brien and Dola Sen, have been suspended for alleged misconduct. The Trinamool Congress has been vocal in protesting the incident. The party has strongly criticised the action taken on social media.
Several opposition political parties, including the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Congress Trinamool were vocal in their opposition to the Agriculture Bill. Eight Rajya Sabha MPs, including Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MPs Derek O'Brien and Dola Sen, have been suspended for alleged misconduct.
The Trinamool Congress has been vocal in protesting the incident. The party has strongly protested the action taken on social media. Besides, Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee has sharply criticised the incident.
On Monday (September 21) morning, TMC leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said in a message on social media that it was unfortunate that six MPs were sacked for fighting for the interests of farmers. She termed the whole process as undemocratic and said that the government has shown authoritarian attitude by not respecting rules and regulations.
Mamata Banerjee also said that her party would not give up in protest of the incident. She also said that she would continue to fight against the “fascist government in parliament and on the streets”.
In a separate tweet, the Trinamool Congress also protested the suspension of the MP. It has been said that yesterday's (September 20) Rajya Sabha incident is “absolutely unbelievable. The BJP has brutally murdered democracy by brutally silencing opposition leaders. Besides, the citizens of the country have been appeased to oppose the whole country before it goes under the dictatorship of Narendra Modi”.
Trinamool Congress MP Muhua Maitra was also vocal in protesting the incident. She also complained stating democracy has been disrupted. Suspended MP Derek O'Brien also criticised the incident. In a video message on social media, he accused the government of trying to destroy democracy. He also accused the government of violating parliamentary rules. Trinamool leader Abhishek Banerjee has also spoken out in protest of the incident.