Uproar in Lok Sabha over remarks by TMC MP Mahua Moitra

The critical reference of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra to India's former chief justice created an uproar in Lok Sabha on Monday, with members of the treasury accusing her of breaching parliamentary rules and demanding that her remarks be expunged.

RSP MP N K Premachandran, who was in the chair, claimed that, if considered unacceptable, her remarks would be expunged. Moitra lashed out at the government in her strong-worded speech during the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address for making "hate and bigotry" part of her narrative and alleged that the nation has also "failed" the judiciary and the media.

She repeatedly used words such as cowards and cowardice to slam the government for "hiding behind" power and authority and alleged that by charging critical voices with sedition, it has made India a "virtual police state"