The Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha met on Thursday (26 October) in connection with the ‘cash for question’ allegations brought against Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra.
The Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha said that Mahua Moitra case is very serious. Lok Sabha panel has summoned Mahua Moitra on October 31.
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai have leveled allegations against TMC MP Mahua Moitra in the case of ‘taking money and asking questions in Parliament’.
Nishikant Dubey and lawyer Jai Ananth Dehadrai had come to the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha on Thursday to record their statement.
According to sources, in about three hours of proceedings today, the committee heard the allegations of both BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai and discussed every aspect of the allegations made by them against Mahua Moitra.
Lok Sabha Ethics Committee Chairman Vinod Sonkar told reporters that he has sent letters to the Information Technology Ministry and the Home Ministry seeking details on key aspects of the case for a thorough investigation.
“We have heard the lawyer and Nishikant Dubey’s side. Keeping in mind the seriousness of the allegations, we have decided to summon Mahua Moitra on Tuesday (October 31),” Sonkar told reporters after the Ethics Committee proceedings. They should come and present their stand on the matter.”
The letter claims to share evidence of Corroboree Darshan Hiranandani bribing Mahua Moitra to ask questions in Parliament. These questions were allegedly asked to target the Adani Group.