In Parliament

Derek O’Brien is a twice-serving member of the Rajya Sabha from Bengal, representing the Trinamool Congress. He is leader of the Trinamool Congress’ parliamentary party in the Upper House and also its chief national spokesperson.

He is chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on transport, tourism and culture, while serving on several other key parliamentary committees.

O’Brien has spoken at, among others, Harvard, Yale and Columbia Universities in the US, and several IIMs, IITs and other premier educational institutions in India.

He addressed the United Nations General Assembly as a member of the Indian parliamentary delegation in 2012. Derek O’Brien began his career as a journalist, shifted to advertising and then went on to become India’s most popular quizmaster.

Speeches

 

August 8, 2022

Derek O’Brien bids farewell to outgoing Vice President & Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu

August 8, 2022

Derek O’Brien introduces Private Members’ Bill to amend Information Technology Act 2000

August 8, 2022

Derek O’Brien introduces Private Members’ Bill to replace outdated Epidemic Diseases Act 1897

 

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