TMC leader Derek O'Brien hits out at govt for passing bills with 'zero scrutiny', says Opposition cannot be 'steamrolled'

  • The TMC on Wednesday charged that the government was passing bills in Parliament without any 'scrutiny' and said a united Opposition cannot be 'steamrolled'

  • TMC MP and national spokesperson Derek O'Brien accused the government of using its 'brute majority' in Lok Sabha to bulldoze the 'faulty RTI Bill'

  • Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Bill amending the Right To Information Act, amid objections by the Opposition which alleged that it was an attempt to undermine the law and make the transparency panel a 'toothless tiger'

New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday charged that the government was passing bills in Parliament without any "scrutiny" and said a united Opposition cannot be "steamrolled".

TMC MP and national spokesperson Derek O'Brien accused the government of using its "brute majority" in Lok Sabha to bulldoze the "faulty RTI Bill".

On Wednesday, he tweeted that the government had listed three bills for passing in Rajya Sabha and was attempting to pass them with 'zero scrutiny'.

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 are listed for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Bill amending the Right To Information Act, amid objections by the Opposition which alleged that it was an attempt to undermine the law and make the transparency panel a "toothless tiger". The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners.

Updated Date: Jul 24, 2019 11:35:58 IST