Kolkata: Mahua Moitra, Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar, West Bengal constituency is not going to let down the plagiarism allegations labelled against her by journalist Sudhir Chaudhary.
On June 25, 2019, Mahua had given her maiden speech at Lower House (Lok Sabha) of Indian Parliament. In her fiery speech, the Trinmool Congress (TMC) MP had pointed out about the 7 signs of fascism.
44-year-old investment banker turned Politician Mahua had attributed the writer who had written it. But Sudhir Chaudhary, the anchor of Zee News show—DNA, ran in his programme that Mahua had copy-pasted an article of Martin Longman. Martin had written on President of United States, Donal Trump about the sign of fascism. But even he denied it and tweeted that Mahua has not done plagiarism.
Mahua, who had to seek privilege motion against the anchor of Zee News channel, but turned down by the Speaker, Om Birla has filed criminal defamation suit at Patiala House Courts, New Delhi.
On Monday, she recorded her statement before the magistrate. Later, the TMC MP issued a statement which mentioned that “I have immense respect for freedom of speech, as guaranteed under the constitution, but I also fear tremendously the power of fake new.
She adds, “In this day and age of 24*7 news channels without proper fact-checking, and springboarding of such broadcasts in the mind of the general public, it is all the more important that individuals who make statements that are false to their knowledge, be brought to book.”
The last word TMC MP mentioned in her statement was Satyamev Jayate.
Meanwhile, Sudhir Chaudhary is not new to the controversies. The Zee News anchor has been sent to Tihar jail in 2012 on the allegation of 100-crore extortion case.