February 24, 2016
Trinamool MP’s speech in Parliament receives praise from all quarters
Twitter broke into thunderous applause for Trinamool MP from Jadavpur, Sugata Bose, and praises poured in from all quarters after his eloquent and hard-hitting intervention on the issue of recent incidents at universities.
While some users praised Trinamool for fielding Sugata Bose for the debate, others praised the oratory skills of the Harvard professor and thanked him for taking the debate to the next level.
What he said
Speaking on the subject, Sugata Bose condemned the government heartless reaction to the death of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad. “Rohith Vemula left us a poignant message when he chose to leave this world. Rohith is not dead, he lives in the heaven above like a star,” he said.
Accusing the government of living under the impression that it has a monopoly over nationalism, the Trinamool MP went on to say, “The idea of India is not so brittle as to crumble at the echo of a few slogans.” In contrast to the Central government, West Bengal government knew how to defuse tension in Jadavpur University and not overreact, he added.
The Jadavpur MP contended that students freedom to think, speak, make mistakes & learn from them. He condemned the vigilantism of self-appointed custodians and urged the government to end the witch-hunt for anti-nationals and scapegoating of university students.
Here are some reactions from Twitter to Sugata Bose’s speech:
My colleague Sugato Bose just took the debate in the Lok Sabha to the next level. Bravo @AITCofficial
— Derek O’Brien (@quizderek) February 24, 2016
Thank TMC’s Sugata Bose from rescuing LS debate from lapsing into ugly questioning of each other’s nationalism. Such a fine speech, Prof
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) February 24, 2016
#JNURow : Sugata Bose (TMC) proves you don’t need to shout to be heard in LS
— Maneesh Chhibber (@maneeshchhibber) February 24, 2016
Sugata Bose in Parliament today. What a contrast to the dissonance there! Exceptional speech on nationalism. What eloquence!#JNURow
— Nishit Salian (@nishit_0209) February 24, 2016
Excellent move by the TMC to field Sugata Bose. [Prepare for a huge spike in debate quality from soosaid threats] https://t.co/fBDXGCoFOK
— Shoaib Daniyal (@ShoaibDaniyal) February 24, 2016