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.



February 7, 2023

Derek O’Brien’s speech in Rajya Sabha during the Motion Of Thanks On The President’s Address

June 21, 2019

Derek O’Brien introduces The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to amend Article 85

December 20, 2022

Derek O’Brien making a Point of Order on precedents under Rule 267


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