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Derek O'Brien (politician): Indian quiz master and politician
Derek O'Brien is an Indian politician, television personality and quiz master. He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal and member of the AITC. He is the chief national spokesperson as well as leader of the AITC Parliamentary party in the Rajya Sabha. He has been suspended several times from parliament. Prior to his Parliamentary career, he became well known as the quizmaster for the Bournvita Quiz Contest and other shows.

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PM Modi turned Parliament into 'deep, dark chamber': Derek O'Brien

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien on Tuesday said the outgoing Lok Sabha has many "dubious firsts', and accused PM Modi of turning Parliament into a "deep, dark chamber'. The Parliamentary party..
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'Together in fight to save democracy': AAP's Sanjay Singh meets TMC's Derek O'Brien

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh met Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien at his residence on Sunday.
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We want Supreme Court-monitored Lok Sabha election 2024: Derek O'Brien


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TMC to contest all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal: Derek O'Brien

The Congress and the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, which are part of the opposition bloc INDIA, are said to have revived their talks to unitedly take on the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha polls, due in..
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Under fire for souring Congress-TMC ties, Adhir apologises to Derek for 'foreigner' remark

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury occupied the centrestage in the tense Congress-TMC ties on Friday as he apologised to TMC MP Derek O'Brien for calling him a "foreigner" while alleging that Congress was facing..
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'Foreigner' dig: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan apologises to TMC's Derek O'Brien


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'Working at BJP's behest': TMC blames Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury over discord in West Bengal

The TMC on Thursday put the blame squarely on Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury after a seat-sharing deal failed to materialize between the two parties.Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien said that..
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14 MPs suspended from Parliament for the remainder of the Winter Session

14 opposition party MPs were suspended from Parliament for disrupting proceedings after the Lok Sabha security breach incident. The government asked the Opposition not to politicise the issue and the..
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TMC MP Derek O'Brien suspended amidst Parliament chaos; holds slient protest

Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien was suspended along with 13 other opposition MPs for disrupting the Winter Session proceedings. O'Brien's matter was referred to the Privileges Committee after he..
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Parliament breach: 15 opposition MPs suspended for disrupting House proceedings

15 opposition MPs were suspended from the Winter Session for disrupting House proceedings. The Lok Sabha witnessed disruptions over demands for a statement on the security breach. Parliamentary affairs..
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'Gross misconduct': TMC's Derek O'Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha, here's what happened

O'Brien had demanded a discussion on the security breach incident, in which two men jumped from the visitors' gallery into the Lok Sabha and burst yellow smoke canisters.
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TMC MP Derek O Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha till the end of session for 'gross misconduct'

Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar suspended TMC MP Derek O'Brien from upper house till the end of session for his 'gross misconduct'. Dhankhar named O'Brien and asked him to leave the House..
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INDIA stage walkout from Rajya Sabha over 'economic blockade' of opposition-ruled states

MPs from various parties of the INDIA bloc staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, alleging a "blockade" of funds to opposition-ruled states. The MPs from the Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC),..
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A meeting of INDIA bloc leaders on winter session held at LoP Mallikarjun Kharge's office

A meeting of INDIA bloc leaders was held at the office of the LoP in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday to chalk out the strategy for the winter session of Parliament. Congress leader Jairam..
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P Chidambaram echoed O'Brien to woo TMC to '... alliance': FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to a discussion on India's economic situation by highlighting how former finance minister P Chidambaram cited arguments from TMC member Derek O'Brien...
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Rajya Sabha to continue discussion on country's economic situation on Day 3 of Winter Session

The Rajya Sabha is likely to continue the discussion, initiated on Tuesday, on the prevailing economic situation in the country, as the Parliament convenes on Day 3 of the ongoing Winter Session on..
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19 bills, 2 financial items: Winter session to begin on a stormy note on Monday

The winter session of Parliament is set to begin with contentious issues such as the expulsion of Trinamool Congress member Mahua Moitra, appointment of election commissioners, and the assembly..
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Why such haste to adopt draft reports? asks opposition

Opposition members of the parliamentary standing committee on home affairs have expressed concerns about the speed at which draft reports on three criminal justice bills are being adopted. Members,..
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'Delhi Police, acting as BJP's strong-arm...': West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on manhandling of TMC leaders

Abhishek Banerjee, Derek O'Brien, and other lawmakers including Mahua Moitra were detained by the Delhi Police after they staged a dharna inside Krishi Bhawan. The leaders were released by the police..
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'Black day' for Indian democracy: Abhishek Banerjee slams Centre after Delhi Police manhandle TMC leaders; WATCH videos

Abhishek Banerjee, Derek O'Brien and other lawmakers including Mahua Moitra were detained by the Delhi Police after they staged a dharna inside Krishi Bhawan.
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Trinamool Congress to govt: Why President Droupadi Murmu was not invited to Parliament function today?

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has questioned why President Droupadi Murmu was not invited to the function marking the transition of Parliament to its new building. TMC leader Derek O'Brien criticized..
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TMC leader Derek O’Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha, then allowed to be back

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar announced the suspension of TMC leader Derek O’Brien only to let him come back as the House reconvened post adjournment at 12 noon. O’Brien was allowed to..
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Took rules of no-trust motion to drag PM to Lok Sabha, says TMC MP Derek O'Brien

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien said that it took a no-confidence motion by the opposition to "drag" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Lok Sabha. He added that the upper house, the..
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RS Chairman Dhankhar accuses Derek O'Brien of indulging in 'theatrics' in House to gain publicity

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday accused TMC member Derek O'Brien of doing "theatrics" in the House to gain publicity during a heated debate on the Delhi services bill.Dhankhar's..
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Why were privilege notices admitted against Raghav Chadha and Derek O'Brien? Explained

The complaint against O'Brien was filed by BJP members Laxmikant Bajpayee and Surendra Singh Nagar, while that against Chadha was filed by Sushil Kumar Modi and Deepak Prakash.
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Congress says Vajpayee as PM addressed Rajya Sabha on 2002 Gujarat violence, demands Modi's statement on Manipur

The Congress on Tuesday reiterated its demand on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the opening statement in the Rajya Sabha on the Manipur violence which should be followed by a long duration..
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Follow Vajpayee and speak in Rajya Sabha: TMC’s Derek O’Brien to PM Modi on Manipur violence

The opposition insisted again on Tuesday on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in the Rajya Sabha and opening of discussion on the ongoing ethnic violence in the northeastern state of Manipur in..
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Jagdeep Dhankhar-Derek O'Brien war of words brings Rajya Sabha to abrupt halt


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'Show respect to the chair': Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after spat between chair, Derek O'Brien


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Opposition parties setting the narrative, BJP merely reacting: TMC's Derek O’Brien


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Saket Gokhale among 6 TMC RS nominees

Trinamool Congress on Monday renominated Derek O’Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray and Dola Sen as its Rajya Sabha candidates while adding RTI activist Saket Gokhale, Kolkata-based social activist and..
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EAM Jaishankar's RS seat among 10 going to polls July 24

Polls for 10 Rajya Sabha seats, including those held by foreign minister S Jaishankar and Trinamool's Derek O'Brien, will be held on July 24, the Election Commission announced Tuesday. These are..
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Election for 10 Rajya Sabha seats on July 24: S Jaishankar, Derek O'Brien in fray

On July 24, elections will be carried out for 10 Rajya Sabha seats, including those held by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.
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'Count us out': TMC's Derek O'Brien over new Parliament building inauguration


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Never called up Shah on national party tag: Mamata Banerjee

TMC also wrote to Adhikari, with a copy marked to Shah, asking him to withdraw his statement or else face legal action. The letter, written by RS MP Derek O'Brien, said Shah would "needlessly" be drawn..
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Trinamool Congress' Twitter account 'compromised', says Derek O'Brien


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TMC MPs share link to controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi, say they won't accept 'censorship'

Lashing out at the Centre, Trinamool Congress MPs Mahua Moitra and Derek O'Brien on Sunday shared the link to the controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots and Prime Minister Narendra..
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TMC MP Derek O'Brien says Twitter deletes his post on BBC documentary critical of PM Modi

Posting a mail from the microblogging site which said his tweet was deleted on the request of the Indian government claiming it violated laws in India, O'Brien termed it as "censorship ".
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TMC leader Saket Gokhale arrested again by Gujarat police, claims party

TMC national spokesperson Saket Gokhale was arrested by the Gujarat police on Thursday just moments after he was released on bail in a case lodged against him for a tweet against PM Modi, claimed..
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'PM Modi, Amit Shah turning Parliament into Gujarat Gymkhana': TMC MP Derek O'Brien's jibe at Centre

After the Parliament session was cut short by the government, TMC leader Derek O'Brien hit out at the Centre and PM Modi for the decision.
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Opposition lavishly praises Venkaiah Naidu as he ends term as Rajya Sabha chair

Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien took a swipe at the government during his farewell speech for outgoing Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in the Rajya Sabha as he raised the issue of Upper House..
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Govt dismantling democracy, slow-poisoning Parliament: TMC leader Derek O'Brien


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Derek O’Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha for ‘unruly behaviour’


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Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha for rest of winter session


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'You are full of faff': TMC MP Derek O'Brien poses 8 questions to Centre


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TMC-Congress ties warm up as Mamata’s Delhi trip starts today

A tweet on Sunday morning from Congress’s official Twitter handle on the Pegasus snoopgate featuring Trinamool’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, saying how he was targeted because of..
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