Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, Mahua Moitra, on Friday welcomed the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee’s investigation into the ‘Cash for Query’ controversy. She said she is ready to answer the questions of the panel whenever they summon her.
In a post on X (former Twitter), Mahua Moitra said,” I welcome answering questions to the CBI & Ethics Committee (which has an absolute majority of BJP members) if and when they call me. I have neither time nor interest to feed an Adani-directed media circus trial or answer BJP trolls. I am enjoying Durga Puja in Nadia. Shubho Sashthi.”

Earlier in the day, Advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai alleged in a post on X, alleged that attempts were made towards him to withdraw his complaint registered at the Central Bureau of Investigation.
“An attempt was made yesterday afternoon, to coerce me into withdrawing my CBI complaint and letter to Nishikant Dubey, in exchange for Henry (his dog). I flatly refused – will give details to CBI. Messenger is totally innocent – but tells you everything about her,” the Advocate went on to say in what appears to be a dig at TMC MP Mahua Moitra against whom the allegations of ‘Cash for Query’ have been made.
These allegations appear to be directed at TMC MP Mahua Moitra, against whom accusations of involvement in the ‘Cash for Query’ scandal have been made by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey in a complaint to the Parliament Ethics Committee. Advocate Dehadrai had provided Dubey with evidence supporting these claims.
Businessman Darshan Hiranandani, who was alleged to be associated with the purported payoffs in the ‘Cash for Query’ scandal, responded with a 3-page affidavit. In it, he claimed that the Mahua Moitra saw attacking the Adani group as a route to fame. Hiranandani further claimed that Mahua Moitra did share her Parliament Login credentials with him.
Challenging the credibility of Hiranandani’s affidavit, Mahua Moitra commented, “The affidavit is on white paper, and not an official letterhead or notarized. Why would one of India’s most respected/educated businessmen sign a letter like this on white paper unless a gun was put on his head to do it?
“The contents of the letter are a joke. It has clearly been drafted by some half-wit in the PMO who doubles up as a creative writer in the BJP’s IT cell. It sings paeans to Modi and Gautam Adani while linking every opponent of theirs to me and my alleged corruption,” Moitra alleged.
Previously, Nishikant Dubey had written a letter to the Lok Sabha Speaker, titled “Re-emergence of nasty ‘Cash for Query’ in Parliament,” accusing Moitra of a “serious Breach of Privilege,” “Contempt of the House,” and a “Criminal Offense” under Section 120A of the IPC. He claimed to possess evidence of bribery provided by Advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai.
In her response to this letter, the TMC MP expressed her willingness to welcome a probe by the speaker but also called for attention to alleged breaches of privilege by other BJP MPs.

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