Meet Mahua Moitra: From Vice President of JP Morgan to TMC MP who nailed her debut speech in Lok Sabha

Mahua Moitra, a 44-year-old politician who graduated in maths and economics from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and later worked as the vice-president of JPMorgan is now an MP of  Trinamool Congress Party from the state of West Bengal.

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Trinamool Congress MP, Mahua Moitra nailed her debut speech in Lok Sabha;
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Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra’s debut speech in Lok Sabha has found admirers in many sections across the country. The opposition looked strengthless after the thumping triumph of Narendra Modi-led UPA government. Now, all of a sudden, everyone in India gained some faith that there is someone on the left side of the honourable speaker and there is someone who is going to ask difficult questions to the government.
Moitra burst the Internet on fire with her maiden speech at the Lok Sabha on June 25. Her speech consisted of quotes from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to Ramdhari Singh Dinkar.

Moitra, when interviewed by BBC the next day, told that it was her job to "highlight the failings of the government". 

It is my job and I will do that to the best of my ability," she added.

Her passionate speech on fascism grabbed a lot of attention not only from national media but also from international media as well. In addition to the BBC, Australia’s SBS News had also covered the first-time MP’s “spirited speech”. 
The  44-year-old politician graduated in maths and economics from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and later worked as the vice-president of JPMorgan is now an MP of  Trinamool Congress Party from the state of West Bengal.

In 2015, Verve named her a “stylista” as the magazine covered her in the list of best-dressed people in India. 

Mahua Moitra named as 'stylista' by Verve Magazine

Moitra, who left her productive career in banking to try the political arena, finds several similarities between politics and investment banking.
"The three important things you need in investment banking are the same as what you need in politics. The first is to work hard-- the capacity for both mental and physical labour. The second is self-discipline. Politics is a long road and there are ups and downs. If you're not disciplined, it's easy to lose oneself, and the third is determination. In politics, there are many shooting stars but the ones who have tenacity make it."

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Coming to her 10-minute speech which was her debut speech in Lok Sabha, her powerful addressing in listing out “seven danger signs of early fascism” in India, made the parliamentarians, the country and the global media to take note. 
Mahua Moitra also questioned Narendra Modi-led BJP’s hyper-nationalism, fascination with national security, and hatred for human rights. Her speech turned her into an overnight star and it has been called the “speech of the year” by Indians on social media.
She said, “Citizens in India are being thrown out of their homes and are being called as illegal immigrants. People who have lived in this country for 50 years are being required to show a piece of paper to prove that they are Indians. In a country where the ministers cannot even produce degrees to show that they graduated from college, you expect dispossessed poor people to show papers as proof that they belong to this country.”

She was not at all in a mood to stop as she said that the ‘2019 election was won on WhatsApp, Fake News and manipulating minds.’ “It is the very nature of the overwhelmingness of this mandate, of the totality of this mandate, which makes it necessary for us to be heard today, for the voice of dissent to be heard today,” she continued.
Here are the praises which she received after her splendid speech.





Mahua is now being called as Mamata Banerjee’s successor. She ended her speech with the following quote from Urdu poet Raahat Indori:

“Jo aaj saahibe masnad hain kal nahin honge/Kiraaydaar hain jaati makaan thodi hai, Sabhi ka khoon shaamil yahan ki mitti me/ Kisi ke baap ka hindustan thodi hai? (which translates to 'The man sitting in the throne will leave eventually. It’s not his own house; he is just a tenant. This soil has everybody’s blood in it. Nobody’s father owns India.')"
Overall, it is a great sign for our country as we have found someone to raise the national issues in the parliament. 

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