According to sources, the opposition party leaders in the INDIA bloc all-party meeting decided to bring up the matter of the purported media leak of the ethics committee report prior to its parliamentary table.
Prior to the start of the Winter Session of Parliament on Monday, the leaders of the INDIA bloc’s parliamentary parties met all-party at the LoP’s Rajya Sabha office, Mallikarjun Kharge.
The block leaders talked about their plan for the Parliament floor. In the Rajya Sabha, Kharge leads the opposition.
“We have called a meeting of all parties. We are sitting for that meeting to decide what is to be done today,” Kharge said before arriving at the meeting.
Earlier, TMC MP Mahua Moitra alleged a breach of Parliamentary rules after a media report cited Ethics Committee findings.
“A very serious breach of rule 275 (2) contained in the rules of procedure and conduct of business in the Lok Sabha where the draft report by the Committee on Ethics on the subject of Unethical Conduct by Mahua Moitra, MP, was accessed by a media channel on November 8, a day before it is to be placed before the Committee,” the TMC MP had alleged in a post on X on November 9.
The winter session of Parliament is expected to be stormy, with the Ethics Committee that probed the cash-for-query allegations against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra slated to lay its report. The opposition parties are also firm on opposing some bills on the agenda of the government, including the bill to regulate the appointments for the Chief Election Commission and Other Election Commissioners.