NEW DELHI, Aug 3 - The Trinamool Congress party (TMC) today filed Privilege Motion in both the Houses of Parliament against the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of Assam for detaining the TMC legislators in Silchar.
In the Rajya Sabha, the notice of Privilege Motion was given by TMC member Santanu Sen, while in the Lok Sabha, the motion moved by Saugata Roy was rejected. The Speaker, however, had allowed TMC member Kalyan Banerjee to speak on the issue.
Meanwhile, senior members of the TMC have been called back to Kolkata, where the TMC chief has given a call to observe �black day� on Saturday and Sunday.
�The statement of (Union Home Minister) Rajnath Singh is completely unacceptable. We expected that the Centre will intimate us on its own and take appropriate action. Nothing was done. We are completely dissatisfied with his statement. Over the weekend, we are going to chalk out our plan of action for Monday,� a senior TMC leader said.
According to a TMC source, the party is likely to meet members of the delegation which had gone to Silchar to assess the situation and may intensify protests inside and outside Parliament on Monday.
Though the TMC members had demanded a statement from the Prime Minister, Rajnath Singh stated in the Lower House that since there were �prohibitory orders� in Assam, State officials had �requested� TMC leaders to return from the airport itself.