New Delhi, Nov 30: Reacting to the suspension of the 12 MPs from the Rajya Sabha, Trinamool Congress (TMC) party on Tuesday said that its suspended MPs – Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri – will stage a sit-in demonstration in front of Gandhi statue from Wednesday till the end of the winter session and the party is not going to apologize.
Derek O’Brien, TMC’s parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O’Brien said but the party is neither duty-bound nor required a rubber stamp as TMC is not having an alliance government with any party.
While attending a press conference here in the national capital, he said, “TMC is running a government in Bengal with 220 MLAs and we did not have an electoral alliance with any party. We do not have an alliance government with any party so anybody can have an approach.”
There may be some parties who are in alliance with other parties but we are not. We just fought the election in May all alone. We are not duty-bound to be anybody’s rubber stamp but we want opposition unity, Derek said replying a question that what makes TMC not sign the joint statement.