TMC MP Mahua Moitra once again mocks BJP over election expenses, says ‘Ram Rajya is expensive’
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP from Krishnanagar Mahua Moitra has taken a fresh jibe at the BJP government’s rule at the Center regarding election expenses, which she described as a very costly affair. Moitra shared via a tweet that the BJP spent Rs 340 crore in the 2022 elections in five states. Out of this, Rs 221 crore was spent on Uttar Pradesh assembly elections alone.
Moitra wrote, “This is a declared expenditure. Nothing more than this ever reaches official accounts.” “Ram Rajya is clearly a costly affair.”
Mahua has similarly taunted the ruling BJP over the Bhagavad Gita. Mahua said on Twitter that she would take a copy of the Bhagavad Gita to the Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting when the DoT officials would be called to appear before it next time.
The TMC MP from Krishnanagar called the holy Hindu scripture “clearly essential reading material”.
Interestingly, Mahua Moitra also tagged senior Congress leader Karti Chidambaram, DMK MP Dr Thamizachi Thangapandiyan and Kerala Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who supported him during the black remark controversy.
Kerala Congress MP Shashi Tharoor then backed Moitra and said that he was shocked to see the attack on the TMC MP, who is known to every Hindu.
Moitra’s tweet comes in the wake of the BJP-ruled Karnataka government’s decision to include the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita in schools and colleges from December, which has sparked debate.
Announcing this in the Assembly on Monday, Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh said the Gita is not a religious book like the Quran and teachings from the holy Hindu scriptures will be part of the curriculum for moral education.
“The government has no proposal to teach ‘Bhagavad Gita’ to students with the current syllabus,” he said.