BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has accused Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra of calling him a ‘Bihari Gunda’.
He alleges that Mahua used these words for him during the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology (IT) on Wednesday.
Describing it as an attack on the self-respect of Bihar, he said that TMC is unhappy with Hindi speaking people.
Responding to the matter, Mahua has vehemently denied the allegations.
What did Nishikant say?
Speaking in Lok Sabha today, Nishikant Dubey said, “I want to draw the attention of all members of this House. This is my 13th year as an MP and the way I was called ‘Bihari Gunda’ at the Parliamentary committee meeting yesterday by a woman, by Trinamool Congress, I have not seen this in my life.”
Is it our fault to be Bihari – Dubey
Asking an emotional question, Dubey asked, “What is our mistake? Our mistake is in developing this country. We have worked as labourers, as Hindi-speaking people whether from Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh… we have worked hard. We have learnt sessions from Lord Ram.”
Dubey’s demand – Mahua apologise
Dubey also accused TMC and its leaders of being resentful of Hindi speakers. He said, “TMC is allergic to all Hindi speaking people, so they called me ‘Bihari Gunda’. This is an attack on the self-respect of Bihar. I have submitted all the facts to the Speaker. She (Mahua Moitra) should apologize.”
Dubey also tweeted tagging TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and said that this is an abuse of the entire Hindi speaking people.
Mahua said – the meeting did not take place, Dubey did not come
Responding to Dubey’s allegations, Mahua has called them wrong.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Am a bit amused by charges of name-calling. IT mtng did not happen because NO quorum – members did not attend. How can I call someone a name who was not even present!! Check attendance sheet!”