What appeared to be a petty domestic quarrel acquired national security dimensions after Moitra’s estranged partner brought BJP MP Nishikant Dubey into the picture.
TMC's unequivocal support today seems to indicate the regional party will put all its weight behind her in the battle ahead for the MP who is combatting allegations of cash-for-questions.
In an apparent reference to the development, Moitra said the CBI should first file an FIR to probe the alleged coal scam by the Adani Group.
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.
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
Dubey refuted Moitra’s allegations, emphasising that the committee’s proceedings were recorded verbatim, just like parliamentary debates.
The BJP leader also claimed that "no power" can save TMC MP Mahua Moitra after all the evidence provided by him and others against her to the ethics committee.
The Committee is probing BJP Lok Sabha member Nishikant Dubey's bribe-for-query allegations against Moitra.
“If the news is true, then all the MPs of country should stand against Mahua ji’s corruption. Hiranandani asked questions in LS for Hiranandani.
In his complaint to Speaker Om Birla, BJP member Dubey has cited documents shared by lawyer Dehadrai to back his cash-for-query allegations against Moitra.
In his complaint to Speaker Om Birla, BJP member Nishikant Dubey has cited documents shared by Dehadrai to back his cash-for-query allegations against Moitra.
He inquired whether the MP’s National Informatics Centre (NIC) mail was accessed from Dubai and whether parliamentary questions were exchanged for money.
Breaking its silence on the controversy, TMC on Sunday said that it will take an appropriate decision after the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee
The three-term MP has once again landed in the middle of a huge controversy by accusing a fellow parliamentarian of accepting financial favours for asking questions in Parliament.
TMC MP Mahua Moitra has filed a defamation suit in the court against BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and SC lawyer Dehadrai for accusing her of accepting bribes to ask questions in Parliament.
The businessman, Darshan Hiranandani, who was allegedly behind the said payoffs has for the first time responded in an affidavit.
Dubey has accused Moitra of taking "bribes" from a businessman to ask questions in Parliament and urged the Lok Sabha Speaker to constitute an "inquiry committee" to look into the charges against her.
Speaker Om Birla refers BJP MP Nishikant Dubey’s cash-for-query complaint against TMC MP to Ethics Committee
“Also welcome @CBIHeadquarters enquiry into my alleged money laundering, right after they finish investigating Adani’s offshore money trail, over invoicing, benami accounts.
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey kickstarted a political storm after he wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, seeking action against Moitra for allegedly taking bribes to raise questions in the House.