Kolkata, September 7
A majority of TMC MPs above the age of 65 years are prone to skip the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament to keep away from the chance of contracting COVID-19, celebration sources stated.
Although there was no official communication by the celebration management on this regard, the sources stated MPs over 65 years of age have been suggested to not attend the session.
Sudip Bandopadhyay, the 67-year-old Lok Sabha MP from Kolkata Uttar, stated he would coordinate from right here along with his celebration colleagues within the Lower House.
“I won’t be attending the Parliament session as I am above 65, and vulnerable. I will be coordinating with my party colleagues in the Lok Sabha,” he stated.
TMC chief whip and celebration’s Rajya Sabha MP, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, too, stated he received’t be attending the session.
Roy cited the Unlock-Four tips by the Union Home Ministry, which suggested individuals aged above 65 to remain at house apart from emergencies, to make his level.
“I won’t be there as I am 71 years’ old. I will abide by the Unlock-4 guidelines. I have already written to the Rajya Sabha chairman informing him about it,” he informed PTI.
Senior TMC chief and Dum Dum MP Saugata Roy, nevertheless, didn’t wish to give the parliamentary proceedings a miss.
“There is no blanket rule from the party. If anybody above 65 years is willing to attend, he or she can…. I will attend the session,” Roy stated.
The Parliament’s monsoon session will start on September 14 and proceed until October 1.
Hectic preparations are underway for the session with a number of first-time measures being taken due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, similar to testing of MPs, staggered sitting preparations within the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha and use of each chambers and galleries to accommodate the members. PTI