Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra once again went viral on social media with her speech in the Parliament on Saturday as she came down heavily on the Centre.
Moitra said the PM CARES Fund is against public interest as it is not answerable to Parliament even though it collects funds from the public.
In a fiery speech that is now going viral, Moitra said that 38 public sector companies contributed Rs 2,100 crore to the Fund. This is 70 per cent of the total corpus, she said, adding it should therefore be answerable to Parliament.
The TMC leader also alleged that the Fund got money from Chinese firms like Tik Tok which was banned by India and wondered why the government did not return the donations from such companies. Moitra questioned the need to institute a new fund (PM Cares Fund) when one already existed. “Prime Ministers will come and go, but the existence of a fund is not up for discussion? What is this need to name everything after one individual?" she charged.
Moitra’s speech has impressed many who shared clips from the speech on social media. Moitra led a scathing attack on several bills and acts passed by the government.
One of the most brilliant speeches in the history of the Indian parliamentary democracy. @MahuaMoitra has proven that parliamentary democracy in India is truly alive even if it’s not necessarily kicking. Thank you mam 🙏🏽— Gopi Shankar (@ShankarGopi) September 20, 2020
Ma’am one more amazing eye-opening speech! Congrats! Keep doing this. You r our only hope.If we had even 5-10 parliamentarians like you, you people could have actually made them stand naked.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👌👌👌👌👌👌👌— Dr. Nikhil Aggarwal (@drnikhil143) September 19, 2020
Mindblowing didibhai. it again show taht you have capablity to raise a protest for not only for bengal also for protect indian democracy.point out the right thing right way. It is right time to mention “ raja tor kapor koi ”who is blind not to see the present situatio.— Subir Das (@SubirDa68464457) September 20, 2020
When you need a fiery speech in the parliament questioning the autocracy that this government is becoming, leave it out to @MahuaMoitra.. https://t.co/in7ENtH2C2— Koustav Garai (@KoustavGarai) September 22, 2020
TMC’s Mahua Moitra shot to fame in 2019 after her debut fiery speech in the Parliament. She had listed the “danger signs of early fascism in India” and had won the hearts of millions and even secured the attention of the international media. The 42-year-old, who is a former investment banker, even trended on social media after her speech in June 2019 during a debate on the president’s address. She had started her speech by accepting the resounding mandate of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and had then criticised the dispensation.