rajya sabha

Ritabrata Banerjee’s Speech in Rajya Sabha on Rail Budget

Rail is a public transport. Public transport must have public characteristics. Public transport cannot be sustained without budgetary allocation and support. That has been the world wide experience.  Paradigm shift from the fundamental conception of Indian railways being a public transport has taken place in this budget.  Looking at railways as essentially commercial entity is fundamentally wrong.

Ritabrata Banerjee’s Amendments to President's Address

1. That at the end of the Motion, the following be added namely : “but regret that there is no mention in the Address about the serious situation arising in the Central Institutions of Higher education with specific reference to JNU, Hyderabad Central University and IIT Chennai."

2. That at the end of the Motion, the following be added namely: “but regret that there is no mention in the Address about the growing intolerance manifesting the violence and spread of communal polarization in the country."