Chapra, Dec. 17: Trinamul Congress MP Mahua Moitra, who was expelled from Lok Sabha said that she has appealed before the Supreme Court not for any “personal interest” but rather for the sake of “history” to mark her protest against the arbitrary decision that robbed the choice of people and their democratic right.
She was speaking at a public meeting in Nadia’s Chapra on Sunday afternoon, which is an assembly segment under the Krishnanagar constituency represented by her.
“There are certain things which are done for history…I appealed to the Supreme Court not for me, but rather to ensure the rights of the people of Krishnanagar – my electorate who sent me to parliament. But the BJP has robbed their rights, their choice. I felt the need to protest for this cause and will continue to fight till the end. This is a fight which I will not give up”, she stated in her speech.
She also called people, particularly the party supporters to raise voices in protest from the booth level and to ensure the defeat of the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha poll. “The next three months are very crucial to raise voice against the way the BJP ousted an MP from parliament without any valid reason but only because she spoke against Adani”, she said.
Terming the BJP as a party of “fools” and “illiterates”, she further said that the party at the centre has made her popular by expelling her from the Lok Sabha. “It was indeed an act of their foolishness. They helped me to gain popularity which might not be possible for me to earn even in the next few decades…
Now everyone knows me as a voice against Modi and wants to take pictures with me”, she said. Moitra urged the party men to raise their voices against expulsion and to become united to fight the ensuing battle so that the BJP’s strength in the state could be brought down to five from eighteen.