A legislator of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has moved a privilege motion against Becharam Manna, a Minister in the Trinamool Congress government in the West Bengal Assembly for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the judiciary.

Speaker of the State Assembly Biman Bandyopadhyay, admitted here on Tuesday about receiving such a notice and said that a decision on it will be taken on December 10.

“Becharam Manna, Minister of State for Agriculture had cast aspersions on the judiciary and referred that the Tata group and the CPI(M) had influenced it. As a member of the CPI(M), I have moved the privilege motion against him,” Abdur Rezzak Molla, senior CPI(M) legislator told The Hindu .

The winter session of the West Bengal Assembly will commence from December 7 and continue till December 13. The Speaker said that over a dozen of bills are likely to be taken up for discussion and passing during the session.

Seven of the bills that are likely to be placed in the House during the session have been finalised and five to six other bills will also be taken up, he said.

Mr Bandyopadhyay said considering the demand of the Opposition, he has decided to dedicate the last day of the upcoming session for discussions on Private Member Bills.