Moitra: Ethics panel to meet tomorrow to adopt draft report in Mahua case

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday to consider and adopt its draft report in relation to the ‘cash-for-query’ allegations levelled against TMC MP Mahua Moitra by BJP’s Nishikant Dubey.
The meeting for adopting the draft report means that the committee headed by BJP MP Vinod Kumar Sonkar has finished its inquiry and will now be making its recommendation after its members ranged along party lines in their last deliberations on November 2.
As soon as a section of media reported about the promised panel meeting, Moitra once again reacted through a post on X, saying, “Shaking in my skin to know BJP planning criminal cases against me. Welcome them — only know that CBI and ED need to file FIR against Adani for Rs 13,000 crore coal scam before they question how many pairs of shoes I have.”
She also said that she also has the exact transcript of the record in the Ethics Committee verbatim. “Chairman’s cheap sordid irrelevant questions, Opposition’s protests, my protests — all there in official black & white,” she said.
The complainant in the case, Dubey has maintained that there are clinching pieces of evidence to prove Moitra took favours to raise questions in the Lok Sabha and “no power on earth can save her from disqualification” and a criminal case.

The BJP members are in a majority in the 15-member committee which is likely to take a grim view of the charges against Moitra, more so after she accused Sonkar of asking filthy and personal questions to her in the last meeting before walking out in a rage along with opposition member.

There are indications the committee may make a recommendation against her in its report to Speaker Om Birla amid a possibility of dissent notes from opposition members. All five opposition members had stormed out of the November 2 meeting, alleging that Sonkar asked personal and indecent questions to her regarding her travels, hotel stay and telephone calls. She later alleged that she was subjected to a “proverbial vastraharan” in the meeting.

Cash for query case: TMC MP Mahua Moitra to appear before Lok Sabha ethics panel on November 2

The committee chairperson dismissed opposition members’ claims as a case of unethical conduct aimed at shielding her.
The decision of Moitra, who appeared before the panel as a subject of inquiry and thus lacked the privileges bestowed on its members, to walk out of the meeting is likely to be taken up critically by the committee in its report.
Dubey has accused Moitra of asking questions in Lok Sabha to target the Adani Group at the behest of businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for bribes.
He said it was Hiranandani who used her login to file questions from different places, mostly Dubai.
Moitra has admitted that he used her login details but has rejected any pecuniary considerations, asserting that most MPs share their login credentials with others.

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