|Birth||1976, Kolkata, Kolkata district, Presidency division, India|
|Politics||All India Trinamool Congress|
Mahua Moitra (born 12 October 1974) is an Indian politician and a Member of parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha from Krishnanagar, West Bengal. She contested and won the seat in the 2019 Indian general election as an All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) party candidate.
Moitra served as a member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly representing Karimpur from 2016 to 2019, and has served as the general secretary and national spokesperson of the AITC for the past few years. She was an investment banker before entering politics.
Moitra went to school in Kolkata and later graduated in economics and mathematics from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley in Massachusetts, United States.
Moitra worked as an investment banker for JPMorgan Chase in New York City and London. She quit her position as vice-president at JPMorgan Chase in London in 2009 to enter Indian politics. Subsequently, she joined the Indian Youth Congress, the youth wing of the Indian National Congress party where she was one of the trusted hands of Rahul Gandhi in the project "Aam Admi Ka Sipahi". In 2010, she moved to the All India Trinamool Congress party. She was elected from the Karimpur constituency in Nadia district, West Bengal in the Legislative Assembly elections held in 2016.. She has been elected as a member of parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha from Krishnanagar, West Bengal
On 10 January 2017, Moitra filed a police complaint against erstwhile Bharatiya Janata Party MP and Union Minister Babul Supriyo for allegedly "insulting her modesty" during a national television debate. A few days later, Babul Supriyo sent legal notices to Moitra and TMC MPs Saugata Roy and Tapas Paul for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of being involved in the Rose Valley ponzi firm scam.
Moitra is alleged of assaulting a female constable of Assam Police at Silchar airport. The incident happened when an eight member delegation of Trinmool Congress landed at the Silchar airport. The delegation was sent on a two-day visit to Assam to discuss the anomalies in the NRC issue.
Moitra was also accused of plagiarism, a claim that has been refuted by the author himself who she was accused of plagiarising.
She hails from a Bengali Brahmin family. She had a multicultural upbringing in Kolkata, her neighbours were Parsi and she celebrated Nowruz with them.