Trinamool Congress, which is angry over the arrest of its two MPs by CBI in connection with the chitfund scam, will not attend Parliament on February 1 when the Budget is presented, citing Saraswati Puja on that day as the reason.
Trinamool will also not attend the all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan this evening ahead of the Budget session of Parliament beginning on Tuesday.
“Trinamool will not attend Parliament on February 1 because of Saraswati Puja which is a big day in Bengal,” party leader and MP Derek O’Brien told PTI.
He said that on Saraswati Puja, day, there is a custom of keeping away from work and not even touching the tools.
“Saraswati Puja is beyond a religious festival. It is a socio-cultural festival of Bengal,” he added.