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Mahua Moitra Age, Caste, Husband, Family, Biography

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Age: 49 Years
Hometown: Kolkata, West Bengal
Caste: Bengali Brahmin

Mahua Moitra

Bio/Wiki
NicknamePutlu
ProfessionPolitician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 6" (168 cm)
Weight (approx.)55 Kg (121 lbs)
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-24-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political Party• Indian National Congress (Youth Congress; 2008-2010)
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• All India Trinamool Congress (TMC; 2010-Present)
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Political Journey• She joined the Youth Congress as a member in 2008.
• She joined the All India Trinamool Congress in 2010.
• She won the 2016 West Bengal Assembly Elections from the Karimpur Constituency.
• She has also been the spokesperson and the General Secretary of the TMC.
• She was announced as the TMC candidate for the 2019 General Elections from the Krishnanagar Constituency of West Bengal.
• She won the elections and was elected as an MP on 24 May 2019.
• The TMC appointed her the party's national spokesperson in March 2023. [1]NDTV
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 May 1975 (Monday)
Age (as of 2024)49 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal
Zodiac signTaurus
SignatureSignature Of Mahua Moitra
Nationality Indian
HometownKolkata, West Bengal
SchoolShe did her schooling from Kolkata
College/UniversityMount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, United States
Educational QualificationBA in Economics & Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, United States
ReligionHinduism
CasteBengali Brahmin
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address9A, Ratna Bali, 7A Judges Court Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
Controversies• On 4 January 2017, Mahua Moitra filed a defamation case against Babul Supriyo when during a live TV debate he called her- Mahua drunk on Mahua (also the name of country alcohol in West Bengal). She accused him of defaming her on National TV.

• The Union Minister Babul Supriyo filed a defamation case against Mahua Moitra on 11 January 2017, stating that she wrongly accused him of having close links to the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

• On 3 August 2018, she reportedly assaulted a lady police officer at the Assam airport while she was about to board a flight for Kolkata. She was denied to board the flight and kept in overnight detention.
Mahua Moitra Being Taken To Detention

• In July 2022, she made some controversial remarks about Goddess Kali at the India Today Conclave East. In the conclave, Ms. Moitra pointed to a poster depicting “version of the Goddess” and said, “Kali to me is a meat eating... alcohol accepting Goddess. To me, that is Kaali." On 6 July 2022, the Trinamool Congress distanced itself from Mahua Moitra's remarks on Goddess Kali. In a statement on social media, the party said, “The comments made by @MahuaMoitra at the #IndiaTodayConclaveEast2022 and her views expressed on Goddess Kali have been made in her personal capacity and are NOT ENDORSED BY THE PARTY in ANY MANNER OR FORM. All-India Trinamool Congress strongly condemns such comments." [2]The Hindu

• In August 2022, a video went viral on social media in which Moitra was purportedly hiding her ‘expensive’ Louis Vuitton bag as soon as TMC’s Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar raised the issue of price rise in the Lok Sabha. The video became the point of many discussions, mostly negative. Later, she shared a photo collage on Twitter with several pictures of herself with the caption “Jholewala fakir in Parliament since 2019. Jhola leke aye the jhola leke chal padenge." [3]India Today
Mahua Moitra's tweet after the Louis Vuitton bag row in August 2022

• On 7 February 2023, she attracted controversy for using cuss words while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address. When TDP MP K Ram Mohan Naidu was speaking in the Lok Sabha, Moitra was seen hurling an abuse at BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri. On 8 February 2023, while defending her cuss words, Moitra said she will call an apple an apple and not an orange. She said, "Whatever I said was not on record and all I can say is I will call an apple an apple and not an orange. I will call a spade a spade. If they take me to the privileges committee, I will put my side of the story." [4]Hindustan Times

• Mahua Moitra was accused of taking a bribe in October 2023. Nishikant Dubey, a politician, levelled allegations against Mahua and claimed that she took cash and gifts from a businessman named Darshan Hiranandani in exchange of asking questions in Parliament. While making these allegations against Mahua, Nishikant wrote to the Lok Sabha speaker on 15 October 2023 and demanded an enquiry into the matter. Mahua, however, refuted the claims later on X and dismissed them as baseless and unfounded. [5]India Today
Mahua Moitra's post on X regarding the bribery accusations
Mahua, however, in an interview on 28 October 2023, agreed that she had shared her Parliament login details with Darshan. Her purpose was to enable him to add questions to her account, which she would later raise in the Lok Sabha. [6]India Today Mahua Moitra said,

Someone in Darshan Hiranandani’s office typed the question which I gave on the Parliament website. After putting the question, they would call me to inform and I would read all the questions in one go as I am always busy in my constituency. After putting the question, an OTP (one-time password) comes on my mobile phone. I would give that OTP and only then is the question submitted. So, the idea that Darshan would log in to my ID and put in questions of his own is ludicrous."

Mahua Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha on 8 December 2023. She, however, later questioned the findings of the Lok Sabha's Ethics Committee, which had declared her guilty. On 11 December 2023, Mahua took the matter to the Supreme Court of India to challenge the committee's report. [7]India Today

On 2 April 2024, the ED registered a money laundering case against her in the cash-for-query probe. [8]Hindustan Times

• In December 2023, Jai Anant Dehadrai accused Mahua Moitra of spying on him. On 29 December, he wrote a letter to the CBI Director Praveen Sood and the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, alleging that Moitra might have been tracking his location using his phone number with the help of some police officials in West Bengal. Jai further claimed that Moitra had once tracked her other ex-boyfriend Suhaan Mukerji as she suspected him of having an affair with a German woman. [9]The Tribune

• On 20 March 2024, the Delhi High Court issued summons to her in a defamation lawsuit filed by her former partner Jai Dehadrai who accused her of making derogatory remarks against him due to which he faces several online abused and lost clients and work opportunities. [10]India Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/Boyfriends• Jai Anant Dehadrai (advocate)
Mahua Moitra and Jai Anant Dehadrai
• Suhaan Mukerji (lawyer)

Note: Mahua Moitra and Jai parted ways in March 2023.
Marriage DateJanuary 2002
Family
Husband/SpouseLars Brorson (Scandinavian)
ChildrenNone
ParentsFather- Dwipendra Lal Moitra
Mahua Moitra's father
Mother- Manju Moitra
Mahua Moitra with her mother
SiblingsNone
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMahindra Scorpio (2016 Model)
Assets/PropertiesCash: 5,000 INR
Bank Deposits: 1.05 Crores INR
Jewellery: 3.2 carat Diamond ring worth 70 Lacs INR, 150 gm Gold worth 5 Lacs INR, 3 kg Silver worth 1 Lac INR, Silver dinner set worth 1.65 Lacs INR, Art Pieces worth 25 Lacs INR
Money Factor
Salary (as a Member of Parliament)1 Lac INR + Other allowances
Net Worth (approx.)2.64 Crores INR (as in 2019)

Mahua Moitra

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mahua Moitra

  • Mahua was the Vice President of JP Morgan, London before she started her career in politics.

    Mahua Moitra When She Was In JP Morgan

    Mahua Moitra When She Was In JP Morgan

  • She was interested in politics since she was 18 years old.
  • Moitra was motivated to quit her job at her 10-year college reunion when she saw that all her batchmates were successful bankers. That day she promised herself that at her college 20-year reunion, she won’t be coming back as “just another managing director”.

    Mahua Moitra In London

    Mahua Moitra In London

  • She was Rahul Gandhi’s most trusted when she was in the Youth Congress of West Bengal. She used to head the Aam Admi ka Sipahi (AAKS) initiative and was very successful in it.
  • She quit the Youth Congress when she realized that Congress always compromised with the Left; she did not like the Left ideology, so, she quit.
  • Once in an interview, she was asked about her political career to which she replied-

I’m just about getting out of the cocoon now”

  • Her main focus during her rallies has been education, employment, and youth empowerment. She often addresses college students and has a strong connection with the youth of her constituency.

    Mahua Moitra Addressing Students & Parents

    Mahua Moitra Addressing Students & Parents

  • Mamata Banerjee announced Mahua Moitra’s name as the TMC candidate from the Krishnanagar Constituency for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections on 12 March 2019.

    Mamata Banerjee Announces Mahua Moitra As TMC Candidate For 2019 General Elections

    Mamata Banerjee Announces Mahua Moitra As TMC Candidate For 2019 General Elections

  • She won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the Krishnanagar Constituency and was elected as an MP.

    Mahua Moitra With Her 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Victory Certificate

    Mahua Moitra With Her 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Victory Certificate

  • In her maiden speech in the Lok Sabha, in which she listed the “signs of early fascism,” was hailed as the “speech of the year” on social media.
  • Here’s an interesting video about Mahua Moitra’s biography: