Lok Sabha Ethics panel to meet on Thursday to adopt report on cash-for-query allegation against Mahua Moitra | India News

NEW DELHI: The Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha will meet on Thursday to undertake a draft report on the cash-for-query allegation towards Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra amid indications that the panel could take a grim view of the costs towards her.
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey had approached Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla towards Moitra, accusing her of asking questions in Lok Sabha to focus on the Adani Group on the behest of businessman Darshan Hiranandani in trade for items.
The committee is prone to take a grim view of the costs towards Moitra, extra so after she accused its chief Vinod Kumar Sonkar of asking filthy and private inquiries to her within the final assembly earlier than strolling out in a rage together with opposition members.
There are indications that the committee could make a suggestion towards Moitra in its report back to Speaker Birla amid a risk of dissent notes from opposition members.
Sources stated the committee can be anticipated to underline its unhappiness on the conduct of some opposition members throughout its proceedings and make a point out of it in its suggestions to the Home.
They stated the committee could make suggestion towards BSP member Danish Ali, who was loudest in his assault on Sonkar’s “indecent and private” inquiries to Moitra.
Sonkar had described the conduct of members like Danish Ali and JD (U)’s Giridhari Yadav unethical.
The 15-member committee has seven members from the BJP, three from the Congress, and one every from BSP, Shiv Sena, YSRCP, CPI(M) and JDU.
Thus far, the draft report has not been circulated to the members of the committee, sources within the opposition stated.
Congress sources stated its members N Uttam Kumar Reddy and V Vaithilingam will submit dissent notes. BSP member Kunwar Danish Ali can be set to submit his dissent observe.
All 5 opposition members who attended the November 2 assembly walked out of the proceedings, alleging that Sonkar requested private and indecent inquiries to her concerning her travels, lodge keep and phone calls.
In a associated however separate growth, Dubey on Wednesday stated the Lokpal has ordered a CBI probe towards Moitra on his grievance of alleged corruption by her.
Hitting again, Moitra stated the CBI must first file an FIR on Rs 13,000 crore Adani coal “rip-off”.
“Nationwide safety problem is how dodgy overseas portfolio investor (FPI) owned (inc Chinese language & UAE ) Adani companies shopping for Indian ports & airports … Then CBI welcome to return, depend my sneakers,” she posted on X.
The ethics panel was scheduled to satisfy on Tuesday to contemplate and undertake its draft report however the assembly was rescheduled for Thursday.
On Tuesday, Moitra had claimed that the assembly was postponed to maintain a Congress member away from the proceedings and undertake the report by a majority, prompting a pointy retort from Dubey.
Moitra claimed that no draft report of the committee was circulated to the members and that the BJP leaders had been reaching out to allies to make sure their attendance to undertake the report by majority.
Dubey took a dig on the Trinamool Congress MP contending that it was her responsible conscience that was main her to fret concerning the proceedings of the parliamentary panel.

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