The Lok Sabha Ethics Committee, led by BJP MP Vinod Kumar Sonkar, has adopted its report on the ‘cash-for-query’ accusations against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra. Six members, including Aparajita Sarangi and Vinod Sonkar, supported the report, while four members opposed it.
Report recommended disqualification of Moitra from Lok Sabha
The committee’s draft report had recommended the disqualification of Mahua Moitra from Lok Sabha amid the ongoing probe into the alleged bribe-for-query case. The allegations stem from BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, who claimed that bribes were exchanged between Moitra and businessman Darshan Hiranandani for parliamentary questions.
Moitra has denied allegations, sending legal notices to Dubey:
Moitra has vehemently denied the allegations, sending legal notices to Nishikant Dubey and advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai, stating the charges are defamatory and unsubstantiated.