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Trinamool Cong MPs stage walkout in Rajya Sabha

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 17-03-2020 21:22 IST | Created: 17-03-2020 20:25 IST
Trinamool Cong MPs stage walkout in Rajya Sabha
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Trinamool Congress members in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday staged a walkout in protest against some remarks made by Minister of State of Railways Suresh Angadi. Soon after Railways Minister Piyush Goyal responded to a discussion on working of the Ministry of Railways, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien lodged his protest against the remarks made by the junior minister.

Earlier speaking during the discussion, Angadi said, "I have been to West Bengal, it is very unfortunate that there are encroachments on both sides of the (railway) tracks by unauthorised persons whether national...or from other states, other countries, we don't know." "There is no response from the state government to (request to) clear the tracks," he said. Angadi added the railways network has been impacted the most in the state due to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

O'Brien opposed the minister describing the people of his state in a particular way. Deputy Chairman Harivansh, who was in the Chair, said the issue would be examined, and added that "nothing will go on record".

Amid protests by Opposition members, the Trinamool Congress MPs staged a walkout.


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