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Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE updates: ‘Will fight you for the next 30 years,’ says Moitra after her expulsion

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE updates: The Lok Sabha Ethics Panel on Friday tabled the report recommending the expulsion of  Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Ethics Committee chairperson Vinod Kumar laid on the table the first Report (Hindi and English versions) of the Committee on Ethics.

The Ethics Committee, which investigated the allegations made by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, adopted its 500-page report on November 9 recommending Moitra’s expulsion from the 17th Lok Sabha in view of her “highly objectionable, unethical, heinous and criminal conduct.”

The draft report was adopted by a 6:4 majority in the panel last month.

Six members of the panel voted in favour of the report, including Congress MP Preneet Kaur who had earlier been suspended from the party. Four members of the panel belonging to opposition parties submitted dissent notes.

Mahua Moitra can be expelled only if the House votes in favour of the panel’s recommendation.

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has alleged that TMC MP Mahua Moitra had taken payment frob Businessman Darshan Hiranandani to raise questions in Parliament about the Adani Group. It has been alleged that Mahua Moitra shared her Lok Sabha credentials with Hiranandani to pose questions against the Adani Group.

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08 Dec 2023, 10:55:00 PM IST

“Mahua was trapped…”: AAP MP Sandeep Pathak extends support to Moitra

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sandeep Pathak extended support to TMC MP Mahua Moitra after she was expelled from the Lok Sabha on Friday, saying that she was “trapped.”

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha after a discussion on the report of the Ethics Committee in the ‘cash for query’ that was tabled in the Lower House today.

“A target was set that she (Mahua Moitra) was to be removed and then a strategic plan was made…She was trapped…Everyone knew that all this was done to suspend her…We are with Mahua Moitra,” Pathak said.

08 Dec 2023, 10:53:40 PM IST

“First Rahul Gandhi and now Mahua…”: Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj slams BJP 

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government for expelling TMC MP Mahua Moitra from the Lok Sabha in a ‘cash for query’ case, saying that the leader was expelled from the Lower House because she “dared” to speak against businessman Gautam Adani.

Speaking to ANI, the Congress leader also said that the day marked a “black day” in the history of Parliament.

“First Rahul Gandhi showed the audacity to ask questions on Adani and Hindenburg report and he was suspended…later Mahua Moitra dared to speak and now she is expelled. This is a black day in the history of Parliament…” Chavan said.

08 Dec 2023, 07:31:28 PM IST

Mahua Moitra News Live: BJP will be left with few MPs if same method applied on them

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said if the method used to expel opposition MPs from the Parliament is applied on the ruling party, it will leave them with only a handful MPs in both Houses.

Yadav’s statement came hours after Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha after the House adopted the report of its Ethics Committee that held her guilty of accepting gifts and illegal gratification from a businessman to further his interest.

The Samajwadi Party (SP) chief took to X to express his resentment on Moitra’s expulsion.

08 Dec 2023, 07:07:55 PM IST

Mahua Moitra News Live: “Moitra’s conduct was unethical…,” Ethics Committee member Aparajita Sarangi

Following the expulsion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra from the Lok Sabha in a ‘cash for query’ case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Ethics Committee member Aparajita Sarangi on Friday said that Moitra’s conduct was “unethical” and it should be condemned.

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha after a discussion on the report of the Ethics Committee in the ‘cash for query’ that was tabled in the Lower House today.

“I am also a woman, I want to say that whether woman or man, we all are MPs…as per the system, both women and men MPs need to work…Mahua Moitra has done unethical conduct, so it should be condemned. If opposition is standing with her then they are supporting a wrong thing,” Aparajita Sarangi said on Friday.

08 Dec 2023, 06:50:25 PM IST

Mahua Moitra admitted of receiving gifts, What other proof is required now? Pralhad Joshi

After the explusion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra from the Lok Sabha on Friday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that this isn’t an issue related to women, adding that Moitra admitted receiving gifts (from Darshan Hiranandani).

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha after a discussion on the report of the Ethics Committee in the ‘cash for query’ that was tabled in the Lower House today.

“In 2005, when 10 MPs were expelled, at the time the report was presented on the same day. This isn’t an issue related to women. She herself admitted of receiving gifts (from Darshan Hiranandani). What other proof is required now?” Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs told reporters in Friday.

08 Dec 2023, 05:52:13 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: TMC leader equates expulsion with ‘hanging by a kangaroo court’

Reacting sharply to her expulsion, Mahua Moitra equated the action with hanging by a “kangaroo court” and alleged a parliamentary panel was being weaponised by the government to force the opposition into submission.

She told reporters that she has been found guilty of breaching a code of ethics that does not exist and that there was no evidence of cash or gift given to her.

08 Dec 2023, 05:44:37 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: There should be no politics on issue of national security, says BJP MP Locket Chatterjee

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Locket Chatterjee, while talking about Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra’s ‘cash for query’ case on Friday, said that “there should be no politics on the issue of national security”.

Further, she added that action should be taken against someone who puts questions over national security.

“There should be no politics on the issue of national security. Action should be taken against someone who put questions over national security. Otherwise, Members of Parliament who represent 140 crore people of the country will be questionable,” Locket Chatterjee told ANI.

08 Dec 2023, 05:40:05 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: ‘Against natural course of justice’, says Priyanka Chaturvedi

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that the expulsion of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra from Lok Sabha is against the “natural course of justice”.

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha after a discussion on the report of the Ethics Committee in the ‘cash for query’ that was tabled in the Lower House today.

“The decision was taken based on the statement of the person who levelled the allegation and he is sitting in Dubai. It is against the natural course of justice,” Chaturvedi said.

08 Dec 2023, 05:30:25 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: ‘Justice has been denied’, says Sudip Bandyopadhyay

Following the explusion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra from the the 17th Lok Sabha in a ‘cash for query’ case, TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Friday said that justice has been denied to Mahua Moitra.

“Justice has been denied to Mahua Moitra. They did not let us speak…they tried to muffle the democratic tradition. Parties of INDIA alliance came together on this,” Bandyopadhyay said.

The expelled Lok Sabha MP alleged that she has been found guilty of breaching a code of ethics that ‘does not exist’.

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha after a discussion on the report of the Ethics Committee in the ‘cash for query’ that was tabled in the Lower House today.

08 Dec 2023, 05:20:04 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: 5 takeaways from Ethics Committee’s report

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: There is no end in sight for the troubles of TMC MP Mahua Moitra who is facing a probe in a ‘cash-for-query’ case. The Trinamool Congress MP was expelled from the Lok Sabha after an Ethics Committee report recommending her expulsion from the parliament was tabled on Friday. The committee report also called for an “intense, legal, institutional inquiry” by the central government in a “time-bound manner”. Read More

08 Dec 2023, 05:00:24 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: ‘Different rule set for different people’ says Congress MP

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: “This government’s behaviour is – You show me the person & I will show you the rule. Different rules are set for different people…” Congress MP Rajni Patil said. 

08 Dec 2023, 04:40:35 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: ‘BJP cannot tolerate a woman of power’ says West Bengal Minister

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: ,”…A woman in power is something which BJP cannot tolerate….How did they think this expulsion was enough to mute her just because she spoke against BJP? In 2024, she will contest the elections,” West Bengal minister & TMC leader Dr. Shashi Panja said.  

08 Dec 2023, 04:20:24 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: ‘Opposition is supporting a wrong thing,’ says BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: “I am also a woman, I want to say that whether woman or man, we all are MPs…as per the system, both women and men MPs need to work…Mahua Moitra has done unethical conduct, so it should be condemned. If opposition is standing with her then they are supporting a wrong thing”

08 Dec 2023, 04:06:41 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: ‘Victim of the circumstances’ says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee 

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: In her first reponse to the expulsion TMC leader Mahua Moitra from Lok Sabha, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she is a victim of the circumstances. “I am telling you that Mahua (Moitra) is a victim of the circumstances. I strongly condemn it…Our party will fight along with the INDIA alliance…It is unfortunate for the democracy,” Mamata Banerjee said.

08 Dec 2023, 03:32:09 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: ‘What length you will go to harass a single woman MP’ TMC MP questions Modi govt

Mahua Moitra on her expulsion as a Member of the Lok Sabha says, “…If this Modi government thought that by shutting me up they could do away with the Adani issue, let me tell you this that this kangaroo court has only shown to all of India that the haste and the abuse of due process you have used demonstrates how important Adani is to you. And to what length you will go to harass a single woman MP into shutting her into submission…”

“The Ethics Committee has no power to expel….This is the beginning of your(BJP) end. Ethics panel punishing me for practice that is routine, accepted and encouraged in Lok Sabha. In essence I have been found guilty of breaching code of ethics that does not exist,” says Mahua Moitra after her expulsion as TMC MP.

08 Dec 2023, 03:25:21 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: Trinamool Congress MP expeled 

The Lok Sabha on Friday expelled Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra after holding her guilty of sharing her credentials with others and accepting gifts from a businessman to extend favours.

After a heated debate during which Moitra was not allowed to speak, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi moved a motion to expel the Trinamool member for “unethical conduct”, which was adopted by a voice vote.

Opposition members walked out of the House as the Lok Sabha speaker started the voting process on the motion moved by Joshi.

The Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha had recommended Moitra’s expulsion from the House over the “cash-for-query” allegation.

08 Dec 2023, 03:17:51 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: Opposition members stage walk-out

Opposition members walk out of Lok Sabha as House votes to expel TMC MP Mahua Moitra for ‘unethical conduct’. Opposition members walked out of the House as the Lok Sabha speaker started the voting process on the motion moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day. Speaker Om Birla said that the Lok Sabha will reconvene on 11 December, Monday.

08 Dec 2023, 03:14:36 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: Adhir Ranjan writes to Speaker, seeks more time to discuss ethics panel report

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday wrote to Speaker Om Birla urging him to postpone the debate on the Ethics Committee report on TMC member Mahua Moitra to enable members to prepare for a discussion on it.

Chowdhury said the matter was urgent and important and the members should get sufficient time to prepare themselves as the report is over 100 pages and exhaustive.

08 Dec 2023, 03:11:41 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE:TMC MP expelled

Lok Sabha expels Trinamool member Mahua Moitra from House, adopts Ethics Committee recommendation in ‘cash-for-query’ matter.

08 Dec 2023, 03:06:00 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: Opposition shouts ‘Haye Haye’

Opposition INDIA bloc leaders on Friday questioned the Lok Sabha Ethics Panel recommendation for expelling Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, and accused the BJP-led government of doing “vendetta politics”.

The report was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday amid an uproar by opposition MPs who questioned the procedure followed by the panel and demanded a discussion on the report.

“It is a new black day in the new House. A new black chapter is starting today,” Congress’ leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said.

08 Dec 2023, 03:04:31 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case LIVE: TMC MP says Lok Sabha cannot remove Mahua Moitra

House does not have power to remove Mahua Moitra as member, says Trinamool MP Kalyan Banerjee in Lok Sabha.

08 Dec 2023, 03:03:46 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: Lok Sabha speaker disallows Mahua Moitra from speaking in House

Lok Sabha speaker disallows Mahua Moitra from speaking in House on Ethics Committee recommendation, says she got opportunity at panel meet.

08 Dec 2023, 02:52:27 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: Lok Sabha takes up discussion on ethics panel report for expulsion of TMC MP

The Lok Sabha on Friday took up for discussion a report of the Ethics Committee recommending the expulsion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra in the “cash-for-query” case, with opposition members seeking more time to study the 495-page document.

The report was tabled in the House around 12 noon.

As soon as the House met again at 2 pm after an adjournment, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi moved a motion for discussion on the panel report.

Speaker Om Birla said if some strict decisions have to be taken against any member, they have to be taken to uphold the dignity of the House.

08 Dec 2023, 02:40:57 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: BJP MP cites 2005 expulsion of 10 MPs from Lok Sabha

“During UPA govt in 2005, a report was presented and 10 Lok Sabha members were expelled on same day. Mahua Moitra was asked questions by ethics panel on basis of affidavit, no ‘cheer haran’ was done by asking personal question”, says BJP MP Hina Gavit in Lok Sabha

08 Dec 2023, 02:39:41 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: Ethics Committee calls for ‘intense legal inquiry’ of Mahua Moitra

The Ethics Committee report probing ‘Unethical Conduct’ of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra in the “cash for query” case that was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday recommended that Moitra “may be expelled” from the Lok Sabha and called for an “intense, legal, institutional inquiry” by the central government in a “time-bound manner”.

08 Dec 2023, 02:35:47 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: ‘No proper procedure followed…truly disgraceful’, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

Claiming that no proper procedure was followed by the Ethics committee over its adoption of the report which led to recommending the expulsion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra from Lok Sabha, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor called it a ‘disgrace’ and said that this is nothing but a political vendetta by BJP.

08 Dec 2023, 02:29:38 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: TMC MP should be given opportunity to express her views, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress MP from West Bengal on Friday said that TMC MP Mahua Moitra should be given opportunity to express her views on Lok Sabha Ethics Committee report

“At least 4 days should be given to study LS Ethics Committee’s 495-page report on Mahua Moitra issue”, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury added

08 Dec 2023, 02:29:38 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: Om Birla address ethics committee report

If some strict decisions have to be taken, they have to be taken to uphold dignity of House:Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Mahua Moitra issue.

08 Dec 2023, 02:29:38 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: Opposition says they have not received copies of Ethics Committee report

Opposition members say they have not received copies of Ethics Committee report on ‘cash-for-query’ complaint against Mahua Moitra.

08 Dec 2023, 02:29:38 PM IST

Mahua Moitra cash-for-query case: Pralhad Joshi moves fopr TMC MP’s expulsion

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi moves motion in Lok Sabha for discussion on panel report seeking expulsion of TMC member Mahua Moitra.

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