TMC to boycott first two days of Budget Session
Trinamool Congress will boycott the first two days of the Budget Session in protest against the Centre's decision to implement demonetisation "without taking Parliament into confidence".
Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party issued a statement in this regard, stating: "Trinamool MPs will not be present in Parliament on the first two days of the Budget Session in protest against demonetisation which was implemented without taking Parliament into confidence and restrictions on withdrawal limits from bank accounts which are still in force."
The statement came after a meeting of the party MPs, headed by party supremo Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday. The Budget Session of the Parliament will commence on Tuesday and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Budget on Wednesday. TMC MPs will not be present on both the days. It may be mentioned that the CM had tweeted on January 21 against the decision to present the Union Budget on the day of Saraswati Puja, which is a state holiday. It was also decided at the meeting on Monday that the party MPs would raise their voice in the Parliament to protest against the "illegal arrest" of Sudip Bandyopadhyay, leader of the TMC Parliamentary Party, and MP Tapas Paul, in connection with Rose Valley Group scam.