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.



August 11, 2021

Derek O’Brien speaks in support of The Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021

August 9, 2021

Derek O’Brien raises a Point of Order on Parliamentary conventions being subverted

August 2, 2021

Derek O’Brien raises an issue in Rajya Sabha over attack on MP in Tripura


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