Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra appeared before the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee on Thursday for her deposition in connection with the alleged ‘Cash for Query’ charge leveled against her.
The committee, led by BJP MP Vinod Sonkar and comprised of MPs V Vaithilingam, Danish Ali, Sunita Duggal, Aparajita Sarangi, Parneet Kaur, Swami Sumedhanand, and Rajdeep Roy, commenced depositions this morning in the committee chamber.
Earlier on November 2, Mahua Moitra requested a summons date after November 5 in a letter to the ethics commission, citing pre-scheduled Vijaya Dashmi programs. The panel, on the other hand, summoned her today.
Moitra is facing ‘Cash for Query’ charges made by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Nishikant Dubey, who alleged that the Trinamool MP had taken bribes from Dubai-based businessman Hiranandani to raise questions in Parliament to target the Adani Group.
Dubey also wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, titled “Re-emergence of nasty ‘Cash for Query’ in Parliament”, seeking a probe into the matter. He also claimed that Advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai had provided him with proof of alleged bribes.
The complainant in the issue, BJP MP and Supreme Court counsel Jai Anant Dehadrai, came before the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee on October 26 to present oral evidence of their claims.