After facing backlash for calling the media "worthless", Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Monday (December 7) apologised for the comment despite remaining firm in her claim.

Moitra took to Twitter to issue a statement, "I apologise for the mean, hurtful, accurate things I said."

 

On Sunday (December 6), when Moitra went to join a party-meeting at Gayeshpur in Nadia district, a section of Trinamool workers staged a protest holding placards against her, and they also engaged in a scuffle with another section of the same party activists.

Amid the situation, Moitra lost her cool and shouted, "two paisa press" to the media personnel present there that time.

After the event was over, when the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha MP was asked about her remark, she said, "I did not ask you to record my comments, then why did you do so? Leave it."

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Condemning Moitra's comment, the Kolkata Press Club said in a statement, " None has the right to hurt the media personnel who work in unfavourable circumstances, we are strongly condemning TMC MP Mahua Moitra's statement, her remark towards journalists is undoubtedly insulting and undesired."

“We hope she will take back her comment and apologize for it as well," the statement read.