Political parties are accountable to people: Derek O’Brien

Bhubaneswar: Whether you are a councilor or Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) or a Member of Parliament (MP), all are accountable to the common people of a country, said Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien here on Saturday.

Speaking at the sixth annual convention of OTV “Foresight 2016” on topic “National parties or regional parties: Which is a lesser evil?”, the lawmaker said neither any political party is bad nor any politician.

As the people decide who will be their representatives therefore it is the responsibility of a political leader to be answerable them, O’ Brien explained.

The lawmaker said the regional parties have as much as democracy as in any political parties in India.