TMC to grill Modi govt in Parliament

Upping the ante against BJP, Trinamool Congress on Saturday said the party will grill the Modi government in Parliament during the budget session on its "failure" to fulfil its pre-poll promises like bringing back black money stashed abroad.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 31, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

Kolkata: Upping the ante against BJP, Trinamool Congress on Saturday said the party will grill the Modi government in Parliament during the budget session on its "failure" to fulfil its pre-poll promises like bringing back black money stashed abroad.

The party said it will also politically fight the Government over CBI quizzing TMC leaders in the multi-crore chit fund scam.

"We will grill Modi government in the budget session of Parliament on its failure to fulfil pre-poll promises which included bringing back black money and on the draconian land ordinance," TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien told reporters after a two-hour long party meeting to chalk out strategies for the budget session commencing on February 23 and some other issues.

The meeting was addressed by party chief Mamata Banerjee.

0'Brien said the party would also strongly take up the issue of bringing in electoral reforms.

On the CBI interrogation of TMC leaders, he said "Whether it is CBI or anythig else we will politically fight it."

Briefing reporters, TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee alleged that BJP, which did not have majority in Rajya Sabha, was arresting TMC MPs on various pretexts. A TMC delegation would meet RS chairman and vice-president Hamid Ansari on this issue.

TMC, he said, has been demanding electoral reforms since 1994-95 and it would strongly raise the demand in Parliament.

Party MPs Saugata Roy and O'Brien have been entrusted with the job of taking initiatives to press for electoral reforms, he added.