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Delhi Confidential: Derek O’Brien raises an unusual problem in Rajya Sabha

April 08, 2022 7:03 am

Derek O'Brien said Goa residents with Portuguese names, such as D’Rosario and D’Cruz, were unable to receive provident fund because of their names. Apparently, the computer programme installed for EPFO does not accept apostrophes in names.

Delhi Confidential: Govt may propose sine die adjournment of Parliament today

December 23, 2021 11:38 am

Incidentally, if the House adjourns sine die in the morning session on Wednesday, the suspension of Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien could be one of the shortest ones.

TMC MP Derek O'Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha for 'unruly behaviour'

December 21, 2021 6:51 pm

Derek O'Brien allegedly threw the Rajya Sabha Rule Book towards the Chair during the discussion on Election Laws (Amendment Bill) 2021.

Will not be a rubber stamp of any party: TMC on not signing joint statement of Opposition parties

November 30, 2021 9:07 pm

Two TMC Rajya Sabha MPs, Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri, announced that they will hold a dharna in front of the Gandhi statue inside Parliament premises from 10 am to 6 pm daily till the end of the Winter Session to protest against the move to suspend them.

Delhi Confidential: In August Company

July 30, 2021 2:40 am

The rejig in the seat arrangement after the Cabinet reshuffle has got TMC leader Derek O’Brien such luck in Rajya Sabha. He is learnt to have been assigned a seat in Rajya Sabha, which has former Prime Ministers Deve Gowda and Manmohan Singh on either side.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 1.45 pm despite consensus over Covid debate

July 20, 2021 2:15 pm

The morning session was a washout, with Opposition members demanding discussion on various issues including the Pegasus spyware row.

Middle ground: Health Secretary to brief Opposition leaders on Covid, PM to attend

July 20, 2021 8:59 am

The Opposition had earlier rejected an offer by the government that the PM address floor leaders in the Parliament annexe.

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.


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.