NEW DELHI: After recording the oral testimonies of complainants BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai in their “cash for query” allegations against Mahua Moitra, Parliament’s ethics committee has summoned the Trinamool Congress MP as well as sought the help of the ministries of home affairs and IT.
The panel has asked Moitra to record her statement on October 31.Ethics committee chairman Vinod Sonkar said, “The committee heard from both the people who were summoned today – the lawyer and Nishikant Dubey. Their evidence was looked into. Looking into the seriousness of it, the committee decided to summon Mahua Moitra to appear before it on October 31. Secondly, the committee also decided to send letters to the IT ministry and the home ministry for details about the conversation between (Darshan) Hiranandani, Mahua Moitra and the lawyer (Jai Anant Dehadrai).”

Talking to the media after his deposition, Dubey struck a note of confidence. “I have given all the information that the committee asked me. I will appear before the committee whenever it asks me to. I have submitted all the documents, the truth is in the documents,” he said.
Asked about Moitra’s allegation that he had submitted a fake degree in his election nomination papers, the BJP MP said the proceedings of the ethics committee pertained to the TMC MP’s conduct. “Mahua chor hai ki nahi (is Mahua a thief or not), that is the only issue on the table,” he said.

Cash-for-Query: Lok Sabha Ethics Panel questions Nishikant Dubey, Jai Anant Dehadrai on allegations against Mahua Moitra

Ethics panel headed by BJP MP, also has Danish Ali
Thursday’s was the first meeting of the ethics committee to address the “cash for query” allegation against Moitra. Dubey has claimed that Moitra raised questions targeting the Adani Group in Parliament in exchange for favours from businessman Darshan Hiranandani. Hiranandani submitted an affidavit claiming Moitra had shared her Parliament login credentials with him.
The committee is headed by BJP MP Vinod Kumar Sonkar and includes Vishnu Datt Sharma, Sumedhanand Saraswati, Aparajita Sarangi, Rajdeep Roy, Sunita Duggal and Subhash Bhamre of BJP; Ve Vaithilingam, N Uttam Kumar Reddy and Preneet Kaur of Congress; Balashowry Vallabbhaneni (YSRCP); Hemant Godse (Shiv Sena); Giridhari Yadav (JDU); P R Natarajan (CPM); and Kunwar Danish Ali (BSP).

The time Mahua Moitra targeted Adani group in her speech in Parliament

Watch Mahua Moitra faces Cash-for-Query inquiry: Lok Sabha Ethics Committee summons appearance on October 31

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