Concern was voiced in Lok Sabha today over the lack of security for MPs who often become victims of theft with burglars targeting their flats and houses in the national capital.
Raising the issue during zero hour, Kalyan Banerjee of TMC said that a theft had occurred at party leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay’s house on Maulana Azad Road with several of his belongings, including items in the ‘puja ghar’, having been taken away during the break-in.
Banerjee said that Bandhopadhyay has been unwell for quite some time and does not stay in Delhi.
The TMC MP further said that although the matter of theft had been taken up with the Chairman of the House Committee, there has been no progress in the probe.
Banerjee, who was supported by others, said that MPs are generally out of station during the inter-session period and their premises are targeted during such periods.
In his response, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, shared the concern of the MPs and promised to call a meeting of all the relevant officials, including the Commissioner of Delhi Police, to address the issue.