How Mahua Moitra's Expensive Bag Became A Viral Phenomenon

Avishka Tandon
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Mahua Moitra, the Member of Parliament and a Trinamool Congress leader, is going viral because of her Rs. 1.6 lakhs worth bag. The politician was seen hiding the bag under the bench during a speech in the Parliament regarding the recent price-hike.

Mahua Moitra is a prominent Trinamool Congress leader and the MP from the Krishnanagar constituency of West Bengal. The politician has been in the news because of boldly expressing her opinions and thoughts on public platforms against the ruling party. The politician is again become a topic of discussion and this time it is her expensive Louis Vuitton bag that became the highlight of the Monday session of the Indian Parliament. Here's what happened.

Mahua Moitra Bag Controversy

The Lok Sabha was holding a session on price-rise in India based on the demands of the opposition parties on August 1, 2022. The house had the presence of many prominent faces of the opposition parties including TMC MP's Mahua Moitra and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar. Representing her party, Dastidar presented her speech on the price-rise that the country is currently suffering from, talking about the plight of the public and the lack of steps taken by the Union Government to control it.

As soon as the MP started her speech, Mahua Moitra, who was sitting next to her, was seen picking her hand bag that was kept beside her on the chair and keeping it under the bench. After this, she adjusted herself and began listening to the speech. However, the action was brought to notice by political commentator and author Ajit Datta who shared the video on his Twitter account and wrote, "As the issue of "mehengai" is raised, somebody's Louis Vuitton bag quickly slides under the bench."

The bag is estimated to have cost somewhere between 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh rupees. The social media users found it ironic that the politician brought such an expensive bag to a price-rise session and talked about how people struggled because of increasing rates. Soon there were reactions and comments, some criticising her for the actions while others supporting her. Recently, the politician made a Tweet addressing the viral video as she shared pictures of her in the Parliament carrying the same bag at various occasions and wrote, "Jholewala fakir in Parliament since 2019. Jhola leke aye the… jhola leke chal padenge…" Many also came in support of her saying that the politician had a flourishing career as an investment banker before joining politics and the branded bag with her has been there since 2019.

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