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.



September 21, 2023

Derek O’Brien speaks on The Constitution 128th Amendment (Women’s Reservation) Bill, 2023

September 18, 2023

Derek O’Brien’s speech on ‘Parliamentary Journey of 75 Years’

August 11, 2023

Derek O’Brien bids farewell to retiring Rajya Sabha members while apologising for the absence of Prime Minister during their last days in the House


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