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.



April 6, 2022

Derek O’Brien’s Special Mention on the need to modify Provident Fund software to prevent delay in PF dispersal to those with apostrophes and dash in their names, which especially applies to some with Portuguese-origin, Anglo-Indian & other names

April 6, 2022

Derek O’Brien raised a Point of Order under Rule 238, as per which a Member “shall not” “reflect upon the conduct of persons in high authority unless the discussion is based on a substantive motion drawn in proper terms”

March 31, 2022

Derek O’Brien pays tribute to 72 retiring Rajya Sabha MPs on behalf of All India Trinamool Congress


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