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Mahua Moitra on importance of dissent in the age of 'divisive' politics

Moitra tells Geetanjali Krishna how her image transformed from 'memsahib' to demon slayer and where her feisty spirit comes from

Mahua Moitra

MP from Krishnanagar constituency in West Bengal, Mahua Moitra | Illustration: Binay Sinha

Geetanjali Krishna
In 2019, when she stood in the Lok Sabha and delivered one of the most memorable maiden speeches of recent times in its hallowed male-dominated portals, Mahua Moitra broke much more than the social media — she shattered the notion that dissent in the age of majoritarianism is futile.
In the past year, the feisty member of Parliament from West Bengal’s Krishnanagar constituency has raised critical concerns about the functioning of the central government, undeterred by the multiple stonewalls blocking her path. From the linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar cards in the Supreme Court (it directed her to take

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First Published: Sep 25 2020 | 10:13 PM IST

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