BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Wednesday claimed that the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal has ordered a CBI based on his complaint in the ‘Cash for Query’ row.
In a post on X, Nishikant Dubey stated, “Lokpal today, based on my complaint, ordered a CBI inquiry against MP Mahua ji, who committed corruption by mortgaging national security.”
Earlier, Dubey lodged a complaint with the Lokpal against the Trinamool Congress leader on 21 October.
Nishikant Dubey stated, “(I am) tired of hearing CBI, CBI. I filed a complaint (against Mahua Moitra) with the Lokpal today. The Lokpal is the only authority that is mandated to look into complaints of corruption or impropriety against MPs, ministers, or other people’s representatives.”
Meanwhile, the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha, which is investigating the cash-for-query allegations against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, will now meet on November 9 for the “consideration & adoption” of its draft report.
Earlier, the meeting of the panel headed by Vinod Kumar Sonkar was scheduled to be convened on 7 November.
Moitra appeared before the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee on 2 November over the cash-for-query allegations against her. Along with opposition members of the panel, she “walked out” of the meeting on Thursday. Opposition members raised questions over the line of questioning and alleged that “personal questions” were posed to the Trinamool Congress MP.
Moitra alleged that she was subjected to humiliating personal questions from the panel.
Under the ‘Cash for Query’ charges made by Nishikant Dubey against Mahua Moitra, Dubey alleged that the Trinamool MP took bribes from Dubai-based businessman Hiranandani to raise questions in Parliament to target the Adani Group.
Dubey wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla last month titled “Re-emergence of nasty ‘Cash for Query’ in Parliament”, seeking a probe into his allegations. He also claimed that Advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai provided him with proof of alleged bribes.