Uproar in Lok Sabha after Mahua Moitra uses unparliamentary language

8 February, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Mahua Moitra, an MP for the Trinamool Congress (TMC), used “unparliamentary language” on the floor of the House during the Parliament on Tuesday, causing another disruption to the ongoi...

Mahua Moitra, an MP for the Trinamool Congress (TMC), used “unparliamentary language” on the floor of the House during the Parliament on Tuesday, causing another disruption to the ongoing Budget session, which has been repeatedly adjourned over the last several days due to the Adani problem.

While TDP MP K Ram Mohan Naidu was addressing the House during the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address, Moitra used a “offensive word” in the Lok Sabha. According to the eyewitnesses, she allegedly used some unparliamentary language in reference to BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri. Following that, BJP lawmakers caused a scene in the Lower House.

Moitra spoke during the Motion of Thanks and brought up a number of topics, including the Adani, Pegasus, BBC, Morbi, and China issues.

“Today I say this with a very heavy heart. The Lok Sabha is a space which stands out more for what cannot be said in its halls than what we can say. The list of unmentionables is actually far longer than the list of mentionable. It is as though the treasury benches get training in a special camp that teaches them to react hysterically the very instant a member of the Opposition utters certain words, no matter in what context. We cannot say China, Pegasus, BBC, Morbi, Rafale, and sometimes we cannot say Modi ji. The President’s Address speaks about the biggest pain of our country, the corruption and crony capitalism,” she said.

Adani referred to him as Mr. “A” in the House, and Moitra made an apparent allusion to it when he declared that he had misled the government.

“Prime Minister, this man Mr ‘A’ has fooled (topi pehnaoed) you. He travels with you on your delegations. He meets heads of state on visits to India. He portrays that India is Prime Minister and the Prime Minister is him. He makes it appear to the world that he is the remote control behind the Prime Minister and by obliging him will be obliging the Prime Minister,” she said.

“Everyone is asking who is behind Mahua. Every day, the fake news brigade floats new theories. Is it an American investment bank? Is it Ambani, or is it China? Nobody is behind Mahua. Mahua is behind the truth,” she asserted.

As BJP leaders created uproar in the House over her remark and sought an apology from her. Alleging that she was interrupted during her address,the TMC MP said, “I need to repeat it as they are doing this to heckle me and to ruin the flow of the speech…Mahua is only behind the truth.”

The TMC leader attacked the BJP MPs, claiming that they had been trained to “respond hysterically” whenever an opposition MP addresses the House.
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, criticised entrepreneur Gautam Adani earlier today, claiming that he assisted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in developing the concept of a “resurgent Gujarat.”

“Relationships begin many years ago when Narendra Modi was Gujarat’s Chief Minister…one man stood shoulder to shoulder with PM Modi, he was loyal to the PM and helped Mr Modi construct the idea of a ‘Resurgent Gujarat’. The real magic began when PM Modi reached the national capital in 2014,” Rahul Gandhi said addressing the Lok Sabha.

Further criticising the businessman and PM Modi, he claimed that despite the fact that Adani had never produced drones, he had been awarded the contract to do so while other businesses, like HAL, had always been active in the industry.
Rahul asserted that Adani had no background in the defence industry as well, however following PM Modi’s trip to Israel, he was awarded the contract for drone production.

“Adani never made drones but HAL, and other companies in India do that. Despite that PM Modi goes to Israel and Adani gets the contract. Yesterday, the PM said at HAL that we hurled the wrong allegations,” Rahul Gandhi further said.

“Earlier PM Modi used to travel in Adani’s aircraft now Adani travels in Modiji’s aircraft. This matter was earlier of Gujarat, then became of India, and now has become international. How much money did Adani give to BJP in the last 20 years and through the electoral bonds?” the Wayanad MP asked.