first_imgNew Delhi: Investment banker-turned politician Mahua Moitra, legislator from Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, delivered one of the most feisty speeches – not many thought of. During speaking on the Motion of Thanks for the President’s speech, Moitra attacked the ruling Modi-led NDA government with her maiden speech in the Lok Sabha and said, “All the signs of early fascism were visible in India today.”Giving a glimpse of her oratory skill, the eloquent speaker said, “You may say, acche din are here and the sun will never set on this Indian empire that this Government is seeking to build. But, then you are missing the signs. If you only would open your eyes, you would see that there are signs everywhere that this country is torn apart.” Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaBeginning her speech, she further congratulated the incumbent government on its resonant mandate. “It is the very nature of the overwhelmingness of this mandate that makes it necessary for us to be heard today, the voice of dissent to be heard today. Had the mandate been any less, there would have been a natural checks and balances woven into the narrative.” While concluding Moitra said that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum had put up a poster in its lobby in 2017 that highlighted the seven signs of early fascism. Moitra declared all these signs could be seen in India now. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahMaking further attack, she said the Constitution was under threat and accused BJP MPs of thinking that the Sun will never set on the great Indian empire. Taking a dig on the NRC, the first time MP asserted, “Citizens are being thrown out of their homes and are being called illegal immigrants. People who have lived in this country for 50 years have to show a piece of paper to prove they are Indians. In a country where ministers cannot produce degrees to show that they graduated from college, you expect disposed poor people to show papers as proof that they belong to this country?” Referring the increasing numbers of criminal incidents across the country and the recent lynching in Jharkhand, the TMC Parliamentarian also mentioned, “There is resounding disdain for human rights that is permeating in every level of governance. There has been a ten-fold increase in the number of hate crimes between 2014 and 2019… The lynching of citizens in broad daylight is being condoned. From Pehlu Khan in Rajasthan last year to Mr Ansari in Jharkhand yesterday, the list is not stopping.” As the final of her seven warnings, Moitra also noted that there was “erosion of independence in the electoral system” and alleged that how the autonomous “Election Commission was used to transfer key officials. Rs 60,000 crore was spent in this election; 50 percent by one party, Rs 27,000 crore.”last_img

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