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Derek O Brien
Opinion  /  Published 13.06.20

Last straw: Sanjay Jha's misplaced sermons

Sanjay Jha, the national spokesperson of the Congress, might have bitten more than he could chew by lecturing the top leadership on how to revive the party. His sermons came in the form of a newspaper...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 20.03.20

Tryst with singer, MPs worried

India reported 50 fresh cases of COVID-19, the highest in a day, taking the tally to 223 on Friday that saw panic among several MPs after former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje announced that...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.03.20

Won’t be silenced: Speech in corridor

Determined to say his piece on the Delhi riots in the Parliament precincts at least — if not in the Rajya Sabha — Trinamul Congress MP Derek O’Brien on Friday delivered his speech from the corri...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.03.20

Derek O' Brien gives speech from Parliament corridor

In an unprecedented act, Trinamul Congress Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien on Friday gave a 10-minute speech, not in the House, but from a corridor of the Parliament building, in a protest against, w...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.02.20

Strategy on slogans in House

Opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha changed their strategy on Tuesday, raising slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act only when members of the ruling BJP and other parties that supported the pa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.02.20

TMC moves amendments against President's speech in RS

The Trinamul Congress has moved amendments to the President's address delivered on Friday at the beginning of the budget session, raising questions on his 'silence' on issues relating to CAA protests,...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.20

The quiz master's quickie

Quick workThe quizmaster-turned-politician, Derek O’Brien, continues to be gripped by the ‘fastest finger first’ syndrome. During the address of the president, Ram Nath Kovind, to the joint sess...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 12.12.19

Smells like a ‘Nazi’ copybook

Trinamul Congress and Congress leaders, opposing the grant of citizenship by religion, on Wednesday sought to draw a parallel between the Narendra Modi government and Germany under the Nazis.During th...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.12.19

Citizenship bill unconstitutional: Opposition

Opposition parties led by the Congress in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday described the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as unconstitutional, alleging it discriminates against refugees on the basis of religion, ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.12.19

Opposition pledges Rajya Sabha resistance

The Opposition, though outnumbered even in the Rajya Sabha, is planning to put up a bigger resistance to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill when it is brought to the House on Wednesday and is hopeful of...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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