The TMC has 22 MPs within the Lok Sabha and 13 within the Rajya Sabha. It has been urging the federal government to defer Parliament for the previous 10 days.
- Final Up to date: March 22, 2020, 2:00 PM IST
Kolkata: As India continues to witness a pointy rise within the variety of coronavirus circumstances, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs in each the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have determined to not attend the parliament from Monday onwards.
For the previous couple of days, the TMC had been accused the Centre of operating the Parliament and placing the lives of all MPs and employees in danger at the same time as three BJP MPs who went into isolation as a precautionary measure.
Chatting with the Information18, TMC Rajya Sabha MP Santanu Sen, who can also be the president of the Indian Medical Affiliation (IMA), stated, “Most of us have determined to not attend the Parliament as a precautionary measure because of the COVID-19 unfold.”
He stated, “Whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi has requested for ‘Janta Curfew’, he’s asking us to attend the Parliament and placing everyone’s life in danger. He’s making an attempt to run the Parliament forcibly, which is a matter of concern. If the federal government tries to place the Parliament in hassle then it’s unlucky and we have now nothing to say besides staying away from remaining periods for the bigger well being advantages.”
The TMC has 22 MPs within the Lok Sabha and 13 within the Rajya Sabha. It has been urging the federal government to defer Parliament for the previous 10 days however no motion has been taken to date. “The prime minister himself has spoken in regards to the pressing want for social distancing and the necessity to not assemble in massive teams and that these above the age of 65 ought to take plentiful care.
“Round 44 per cent MPs in Rajya Sabha and 22 per cent MPs in Lok Sabha are 65 years of age and above. It’s not solely about MPs, however the hundreds who enter the Parliament advanced every single day. This conflicting messaging is downright harmful,” it stated in a letter.
TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy confirmed the transfer, saying, “In all probability, none of our MPs will probably be be a part of the Parliament until the final session on April 2 because of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Roy stated he has written a letter to the chairman and knowledgeable him about going to his house in Bengal. “Presently, I’m in Bengal and never attending the Parliament session. On account of this grave state of affairs, I assumed it’s prudent to not go to the Parliament as a result of it’s weak for folks like me who’re above 70 years previous. I’ve stored myself in isolation as per the advisory issued by the WHO and our well being ministry,” he stated.
“Day by day, practically 6,000 to 7,000 thousand folks, together with safety employees, MPs, canteen boys, journalists, drivers, and so on. visits the Parliament and I really feel it isn’t the correct time to maintain it operating. A number of the MPs attended that occasion (which was additionally attended by singer Kanika Kapoor who later examined optimistic for Covid-19) and our MP Derek O’Brien was sitting subsequent to Dushyant Singh (one other attendee) in the course of the standing committee assembly. Though their studies have come detrimental, the entire situation could be very scary. Due to this fact, contemplating the bottom actuality, all of us have determined to not attend the session until the state of affairs improves,” Roy added.
The Covid-19 epidemic in India has claimed six lives until now and the variety of infections have soared to 324. As a precautionary measure, the Indian Railways have suspended all trains until March 25.
TMC Rajya Sabha MP and chief of the occasion within the Higher Home Derek O’Brien and Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Lok Sabha MP and chief of the occasion within the Decrease Home, have written to presiding officers of each Homes, urging them to wind up proceedings on Monday (March 23).
The whole nation is following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enchantment for a ‘Janata curfew’ on Sunday. Individuals are maintaining themselves indoor to include the unfold. All markets and institutions besides these dealing in important items and providers will probably be closed for the day.
On March 20, Derek O’Brien had accused Modi of placing the lives of others in danger as Parliament operating regardless of the grave state of affairs the world over because of the Corona virus. He demanded to defer the Price range Session.