- Media fraternity in West Bengal has expressed displeasure over the remarks of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra
- Mahua Moitra had allegedly told a ‘two-paise’ media to a journalist, Kolkata Press Club has demanded an apology from Moitra
- Giving clarification, the MP said, ‘It was a closed room meeting, I told my party workers why the press has been called here
The media fraternity in West Bengal has expressed its displeasure over the remarks made by Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra in which he allegedly called the media ‘two paise’. The Kolkata Press Club has demanded an apology from Moitra. The MP, while clarifying this, said that it was a closed-room meeting, so he told his party workers why the press has been called here?
Moitra apologized in this regard on Twitter on one side and right on the other side. In his explanation, Moitra said that the reporter was called to a closed-room meeting by a section of the district unit. This faction was unhappy with the recent organizational change in the party. I was angry with the party workers as to why the journalist was called here.
‘Press club should train journalists’
On the press club’s displeasure, the MP said, “The Press Club should train journalists instead. Not every mobile phone man is a journalist. It was a closed room meeting and I did not even allow my workers to keep the phone. ‘
Mahua was angry after seeing the journalist in a closed room meeting
In fact, the video is going viral on social media in which MP from Krishnanagar Mahua Moitra is seen getting angry after seeing the journalist in the party’s internal meeting. He can also be heard in the video saying, ‘Who has called the press with’ do poisar ‘(worth two paise) here? They should be removed from the venue. Some members of our party invite such people to closed-door meetings to show their face on TV. It should not be done. ‘
Press club demands to withdraw statement
Press Club-Kolkata, in a statement, termed Moitra’s comments as condemnable and said that he should withdraw his comments and apologize. “His statement is undoubtedly inappropriate and derogatory as the importance of a journalist in democracy and respect for his profession is universally recognized,” the statement said.
The Press Club has said, ‘Everyone knows the battle and struggle of a journalist for his profession and his social responsibility. No one has the right to insult any media person, we condemn the MP’s remarks and hope that she will withdraw it immediately and apologize. ‘
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