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Derek O'Brien


Explained: Trinamool link to the Saradha scam

July 29, 2019 3:10 pm

O'Brien, who has been asked to appear before the agency in the first week of August, will likely be asked about transactions related to the bank accounts of TMC mouthpiece, Jago Bangla.

Derek O'Brien reveals he was 'sexually molested' as teenager during debate on POCSO bill

July 24, 2019 8:21 pm

Following a lengthy debate, Rajya Sabha passed the bill that increases the punishment of aggravated penetrative sexual assault from 10 years to 20 years.

TMC delegation detained at Varanasi airport ahead of Sonbhadra visit

July 20, 2019 3:18 pm

Ten people were killed and 28 injured in the clash between supporters of village head Yagya Dutt and Gond tribals over a piece of land in Sonbhadra’s Ghorawal area on Wednesday. Dutt’s supporters allegedly opened fire on tribals.

Kolkata violence: TMC shows 'video proof', WhatsApp chat asking people to come with arms at roadshow

May 15, 2019 5:23 pm

Derek O'Brien also showed an image of a WhatsApp message asking people to come to Amit Shah's roadshow with rods and arms to fight the TMC and police.

Anti-BJP front will form govt, TMC to play important role: Derek O'Brien

May 02, 2019 4:58 pm

Brien said there would be a "United India Common Minimum Agenda", decided by all alliance partners, to guide the government policies. Asked whether the Congress would be part of the anti-BJP front, he answered in the affirmative.

Lok Sabha polls: NDA will get 180 seats, TMC will be among top three parties, says Derek O'Brien

April 09, 2019 4:18 pm

Emphasising the party's national approach for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, O'Brien said TMC's priority after coming to power would be to ensure Assembly elections in Kashmir and passing the Women's Reservation Bill.

‘I have never seen such a united, cohesive, egos in pocket (Oppn) moving ahead...more will unfold soon’: Derek O’Brien

February 10, 2019 11:34 am

Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party leader (Rajya Sabha) Derek O’Brien calls CBI action against Kolkata Police Commissioner “political vendetta”, denies cracks in Opposition’s unity, asserts foundation of next govt will be laid down by states, and says the BJP is not a threat in Bengal

Despite promises, Modi govt has been unable to create jobs: Trinamool Congress

December 18, 2018 7:21 pm

Addressing a press briefing, the Trinamool's parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O'Brien said that the government was using data selectively.

Delhi Confidential: Old Habits

August 06, 2018 2:12 am

Derek O’Brien does not like being referred to as a quizmaster any more. He even told this to the presiding officer in the Upper House last week.

Mamata Banerjee one of most senior leaders, name emerging as front runner for PM post 'nothing new': Derek O'Brien

July 25, 2018 10:23 pm

Banerjee has been trying to stitch together a federal front of regional parties to take on the BJP in the next general election. But many in the Opposition have remained sceptical about her efforts.


Govt. following 'Divisive India' over 'Digital India': Derek O' Brien

January 20, 2016 9:35 am

Hyderabad, Jan 20 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien on Wednesday alleged that the NDA Government is following a 'Divisive India' policy by dividing students on the basis of caste.He added that on the one hand, Centre talks of 'Digital India' while on the other it plays politics of caste with students. He was addressing students protesting against the recent suicide of a Dalit scholar in the Hyderabad University.

BJP, RSS is trying to polarise electorate in WB: Derek O'Brien

January 17, 2016 9:53 am

Kolkata, Jan 17 (ANI): Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien on Sunday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over dirty communal politics and their attempt to polarise the electorate. He added that the BJP was trying to change the narrative of development in West Bengal, but he was sure that the people in the state would give them a befitting answer.