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Asking Filthy Questions: TMC MP Mahua Moitra On Ethics Panel. Opposition MPs Walks Out

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has accused Trinamool Congress woman MP Mahua Moitra of taking money in exchange for questions in Parliament.

The Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha is investigating this matter. Mahua Moitra, who appeared before the committee for questioning on Thursday, alleges that during the questioning in the committee, she was asked objectionable and very personal questions.

According to the report of news agency PTI about the meeting of the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha, Mahua Moitra along with other opposition members also boycotted the meeting in protest against personal questions.

Protesting against the committee’s questions, opposition MPs along with Mahua staged a mass walkout. MPs from opposition parties raised questions on the manner in which the meeting was conducted.

According to PTI’s report on the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee meeting, opposition members made serious allegations against panel chief Vinod Kumar Sonkar of asking personal, unethical questions to TMC MP Mahua Moitra. According to the news, the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee continued its deliberations even after the uproar by opposition members and TMC MP Mahua Moitra. Let us tell you that BJP MP Sonkar is MP from Kaushambi Lok Sabha seat of Uttar Pradesh.

Appearing before the parliamentary committee, Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra rejected the allegations of bribery. He said that lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai is making baseless allegations of taking money in exchange for questions in Parliament due to enmity.

On Thursday, Mahua pleaded innocent and told a parliamentary committee that the allegations were motivated by enmity against Dehadrai. PTI sources told that he has personal relations with him.

Mahua Moitra got support from some opposition MPs including N Uttam Kumar Reddy of Telangana Congress and Danish Ali of Bahujan Samaj Party. However, some BJP members, including Madhya Pradesh BJP chief and MP VD Sharma, wanted Mahua to answer the core part of the allegations.

Sources said a major part of his statement before the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha was about his relationship with Dehadrai. Mahua was seen blaming him for the leak and allegations.

The Trinamool Congress MP has claimed that the Adani Group is behind the “fake” allegations due to his sharp criticism of the business group.

Mahua has already made it clear that even though she has shared the login credentials of the Lok Sabha MP with businessman Darshan Hiranandani, she herself has asked all the questions related to Adani in the Lok Sabha. No money or gifts have been taken in return.

Citing lawyer Dehadrai’s argument, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has filed a complaint against Mahua with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Birla referred the matter to the ethics committee.

Let us tell you that Moitra is accused of asking questions from a scion of a famous business family in exchange for bribes and benefits.

The BJP MP says that Mahua asked questions in the Lok Sabha on the orders of businessman Darshan Hiranandani.

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