Shocking revelations in Parliament – Is TMC’s Mahua Moitra facing expulsion?
The Indian Parliament is rocked by sensational allegations against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra. The Ethics Committee has recommended her expulsion, citing “serious misdemeanours” involving accepting gifts, such as luxury items and the use of a car, from businessman Darshan Hiranandani. These allegations include Moitra allegedly taking ₹ 2 crore in cash to ask questions critical of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament.
Ethics Committee’s Damning Report and Recommendations
The 500-page report, which caused a stir in the Lok Sabha, quoted Mr. Hiranandani’s statement detailing his demands and favors for Moitra. The committee declared that the allegations of accepting illegal gratification were “undeniable” and amounted to unethical conduct unbecoming of an MP. The report unequivocally recommends Moitra’s expulsion and calls for a legal institutional inquiry by the government.
Opposition Demands Detailed Discussion and Division of Votes
The report’s tabling triggered a row between the ruling BJP and the opposition. The opposition demanded a detailed discussion on this issue and a division of votes to challenge the government’s decision. The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm, anticipating the motion to expel Moitra.
Mahua Moitra and TMC Refute Charges, CBI Inquiry Underway
Mahua Moitra and her supporters have vehemently refuted the graft charges. Although no cash has been recovered so far, a CBI inquiry is currently underway. Moitra, known for her fierce and outspoken nature, confidently entered Parliament, making a dramatic statement referencing the epic ‘Mahabharat’.
Trinamool Boss Mamata Banerjee Accuses BJP of Political Motives
Trinamool boss and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of “planning” Moitra’s expulsion as part of a political strategy ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha election. Banerjee suggested that this controversy might inadvertently help Moitra in the upcoming election.