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Derek O'Brien


Derek O'Brien: 'All parties make mistakes... We are quietly confident. Didi’s credibility will see us through'

April 26, 2021 1:16 pm

As the high stakes, two-month-long election in Bengal enters its last leg, the Trinamool Congress has been raising the pitch against the EC and BJP. O’Brien is the party’s most prominent face in Delhi and among its chief spokespersons.

Gross violation of democratic ethics by PM during Bangladesh visit: TMC complaint to EC

March 31, 2021 2:04 am

The letter alleged that “no other Indian Prime Minister has so brazenly indulged in an unethical and undemocratic act and violated the Model Code of Conduct by indirectly campaigning for his party from foreign soil”.

TMC seeks removal of EC's West Bengal in-charge, accuses him of being 'tilted towards BJP'

March 04, 2021 5:50 pm

Trinamool MP Derek O'Brian says Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain would be impartial and his approach towards all parties would not be equal.

Fresh ruckus in Rajya Sabha after eight MPs suspended over unruly behaviour

September 21, 2020 4:02 pm

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu also rejected the no-confidence motion against his deputy, Harivansh, on the grounds that proper procedure was not followed. 

If govt had the numbers, why didn’t they allow the vote to happen: Derek

September 21, 2020 5:32 am

O’Brien said the Opposition wanted the discussion to be continued on Monday because it wanted division, in other words voting, on the statutory resolutions and motions for reference of the Bills to the select committee.

Blocking of pages points to Facebook-BJP link: Derek O’Brien to Mark Zuckerberg

September 03, 2020 5:39 am

At the beginning of the letter, O’Brien wrote, “We... India’s second-largest opposition party, have had serious concerns about Facebook’s role during the 2014 and 2019 General Elections.”

TMC MP Derek O'Brien writes to Mark Zuckerberg, raises issue of alleged bias of Facebook towards BJP

September 03, 2020 1:44 am

Party MP Derek O'Brien, who has written the letter to Zuckerberg also makes a reference to an earlier meeting between the two, where some of these concerns were raised.

Parliament session: Oppn raises suspension of Question Hour issue, govt says 'not running away from debate'

September 02, 2020 9:30 pm

Opposing the move, Trinamool Congress MP and Floor Leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O' Brien said the opposition members will lose the right to question the government.

Govt has belatedly realised MGNREGA scheme's significance

June 11, 2020 2:35 pm

As things stand, MGNREGA is a key instrument to prevent violence and suffering in rural India in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus. The Centre must take note.


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.