Lok Sabha

July 2, 2019

Mahua Moitra speaks on the need to avoid biased political discourses in Parliament

Mahua Moitra speaks on the need to avoid biased political discourses in Parliament

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Thank you Sir, for allowing me to speak.

I am going to call your attention to a point actually already brought up by our leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay. We note with surprise and worry that the Parliament of India is increasingly being converted into a forum to discuss the law and order issues of West Bengal, while Uttar Pradesh and some other states are witnessing a spate of uncontrolled violence. West Bengal is being singled out unfairly for discussion. 

Hum aah bhi bharte hain toh ho jaate hain badnaam, woh qatl bhi kartien hain toh charcha nahi hota. 

We also note with concern the over-generalisation and the communal nature of these discourses. Discourses in Parliament should be more nuanced, sensitive and truthful . 

To summarise, in Parliament, the Government of India should avoid politicised discussions, with focus on only one State and should desist from communa, salacious biases which is inherent in these sweeping generalisations. This is not good for anyone. 

We hope that this would be taken into account. Thank you.