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Upset Mahua Moitra after being ‘told not to be so angry’, rips through LS speaker

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Not so happy Trinamool Congress leader, Mahua Moitra, came down harsh on social media against presiding officer Rama Devi, saying she is not the “moral science teacher for LS” as the latter lectures her to speak with love and not anger in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

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The incident happened when, TMC MP Mahua Moitra was Participating in the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address to a joint sitting of Parliament, where the 47-year-old politician was in her fiery self and was condemning the government over various issues.

Ms Devi, interrupting her mid-sentence, which seemed to take Ms Moitra by surprise, asked her to “speak with love” and “not to get so angry”.

In the House, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader seemed to have taken the disruption sportingly. She quoted poet Ramdhari Singh “Dinkar” — “the world worships tolerance, forgiveness and mercy only when the mirror of power shines behind it” — in response.

“We will bring tolerance and forgiveness, but a little power will also come from behind,” Ms Moitra said.

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Then she said she will keep the chair’s suggestion in mind and continued with her speech.

However, barely an hour later, Ms Moitra took to Twitter to hit out at Ms Devi.

“LS Speaker had allotted AT LEAST 13 mins to me, when confronted in his chamber he claimed he was not in chair hence can’t be blamed.

“When further cornered he said ‘It was my greatness that I even allowed you 13 minutes in 1st place’. Unbelievable”.

“And who is Chair to interrupt me (taking up MY valuable time) to lecture me on whether I should speak with gussa (anger) or pyar (love)? “None of your business Madam. You can only correct me on rules. You are NOT the moral science teacher of LS,” Ms Moitra tweeted.

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