Mahua Moitra: Rajdeep Roy, a member of Parliament’s Ethics Committee and MP, announced on Thursday that the committee looking into allegations of bribery against TMC MP Mahua Moitra has made some conclusions and that the report’s adoption is scheduled for today.
Government and MeiTY Evidences Unfavorable to the Issue
“All evidences from govt & MeiTY are not telling good of the issue. There is no appearance before the Committee today,” ANI quoted him as saying. Meanwhile, the committee chairman Vinod Sonkar said, “The complaint made by Nishikant Dubey and affidavit submitted by Hiranandani, in the two meetings before this, we examined the complains and Mahua Moitra’s statement was also recorded. After all this, today an ethics committee meeting is taking place, we’ll discuss all the issues and send the proposal to the Lok Sabha Speaker…The committee will take a decision on the basis of all facts and send the proposal to the LS Speaker.”
Lok Sabha Ethics Committee Weighs Draught Report on Mahua Moitra’s Cash-for-Query Allegations
With hints that the panel may regard the charges against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra negatively, the Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee will convene today to adopt a draught report on the cash-for-query allegation against her. Nishikant Dubey, a BJP MP, had gone to Speaker Om Birla of the Lok Sabha to confront Moitra, claiming that she had asked questions in the legislature to criticise the Adani Group at the request of tycoon Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for presents. The committee is expected to view Moitra’s accusations with dismay, especially since she said that its head, Vinod Kumar Sonkar, had asked her dirty and intimate questions during the last meeting before she and other opposition members stormed out.
Ethics Committee Contemplates Negative Verdict for Moitra Amid Dissenting Remarks
There are hints that, in the event that opposition members provide dissenting remarks, the committee may recommend against Moitra in its report to Speaker Birla. PTI sources claim that the committee will also likely express its displeasure with certain opposition members’ behaviour during its deliberations and bring it up in its recommendations to the House. The BSP member Danish Ali, who was the most vocal in criticising Sonkar’s “indecent and personal” questioning to Moitra, could face recommendations from the committee, they claimed. Sonkar had called the actions of members such as Danish Ali and Giridhari Yadav of JD (U) immoral.