TMC’s Sushmita Dev Takes Oath As Rajya Sabha Member

Sushmita Dev of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Dev was elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from West Bengal in September.

“I will sit for the first time in Rajya Sabha as a Trinamool Congress member. There are a lot of responsibilities. I am from Assam, have been ordered to work in Tripura and was elected from West Bengal. There are issues of states, of people that need to be raised and I will try my best. I hope the opposition will get a chance to raise issues concerning people in the Winter Session of Parliament,” Dev told ANI.

She further demanded a resignation of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant as the governer from his own party exposed the corruption in the government.

“The governor of Goa who was appointed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has raised allegations against a Chief Minister of the same alliance. The investigation must be carried out and proper action must be taken against Sawant if Prime Minister Narendra Modi truly has zero tolerance against corruption. Otherwise, people should realise the difference between what he practices and preaches,” she said.

Earlier, former Goa Governor Satyapal Mail had alleged that there was corruption in the state government. In an interview to India Today, Malik said, “There was corruption in Goa Government in the handling of everything.”

On Septermber, the Election Commission had announced by-elections for six Rajya Sabha seats across five states. These seats fell vacant due to the resignation or death of the sitting MPs. It also announced a biennial election for one seat from Puducherry.

The six Rajya Sabha seats included two in Tamil Nadu and one seat each in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Assam and Madhya Pradesh.

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