Ethics committee report on Mahua Moitra to be tabled in Parliament immediately? Watch TMC MP’s reply


Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Tuesday mentioned she was unsure if the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee report on her within the alleged ‘cash-for-query’ case could be positioned or not in Parliament.

TMC MP Mahua Moitra on the primary day of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday, (PTI)

“Let’s see, I don’t know whether they will place it or not,” Moitra, who reached Parliament on Day 2 of the winter session informed reporters.

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Parliamentary sources mentioned the report of the ethics committee on the expulsion of Moitra from the Lok Sabha was anticipated to be tabled within the House on Tuesday. The Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee, chaired by BJP member Vinod Sonkar, had adopted its report at a gathering on November 9, recommending Moitra’s expulsion from the decrease home over the cash-for-query allegation.

On Monday, Opposition members demanded a dialogue within the Lok Sabha on the report, recommending the expulsion of the TMC member, earlier than any choice was taken on the matter.

The opposition members made the demand in the course of the assembly of the Business Advisory Committee chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to finalise the agenda for the House this week.

The report was listed for presentation within the Lok Sabha on Monday, however the agenda merchandise was not taken up by the presiding officer, elevating questions over the continuance of Moitra as a parliamentarian.

The Business Advisory Committee additionally determined to allot 12 hours for dialogue on the three payments to switch the colonial-era prison legal guidelines. It additionally determined to allocate three hours for dialogue on the Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill.

Six members of the panel, together with Congress member Preneet Kaur who had earlier been suspended from the occasion, voted in favour of the report. Four members of the panel belonging to opposition events submitted dissent notes.

The opposition members termed the report a “fixed match” and mentioned the criticism filed by BJP Lok Sabha member Nishikant Dubey, which the panel reviewed, was not supported by a “shred of evidence”.

Moitra will be expelled provided that the House votes in favour of the panel’s advice.

Speaking to reporters outdoors Parliament, Moitra mentioned that Trinamool chief Sudip Bandyopadhyay requested the presiding officer as to why the report of the ethics committee was not tabled within the Lok Sabha. She mentioned Congress’ Ok Suresh and RSP’s NK Premachandran additionally raised the identical query however there was no reply.

Later, Congress chief within the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned that for causes finest recognized to the committee, the report has not been tabled. He mentioned there would have been some purpose which “forced them” to not desk the report on Monday.

“I think today or tomorrow, someday it will be tabled,” he mentioned outdoors the Parliament House.

Moitra mentioned she’s going to touch upon the report when it’s tabled.

“They printed it as item number five. I don’t know much about Parliament procedure, they know everything… As far as I know, if it is item number five, it should be read at least … Let’s see when they bring it,” Moitra mentioned.

Backing Moitra over the difficulty, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MP Mahua Maji mentioned, “Yes, she is being harassed because the allegations against her haven’t been proven. The kind of questions that have been asked of a woman candidate are objectionable too…This matter has been unnecessarily escalated…As far as IP address and password is concerned, there are no such rules. Had there been rules and she would have broken them, then action could have been taken.”

The Winter Session of Parliament started on Monday and is scheduled to proceed until December 22.

BJP MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti mentioned the style wherein the part on Question Hour was shared – legislation will take its personal course. “There is freedom of speech for everyone in democracy but violating the confidentiality of one’s country is not correct,” she mentioned.

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