SC to hear today TMC leader Mahua Moitra’s petition challenging her expulsion from Lok Sabha

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SC to hear today TMC leader Mahua Moitra’s petition challenging her expulsion from Lok Sabha – Gudstory

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The Supreme Court will on December 15 hear Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra’s plea against her expulsion from the Lok Sabha for her links in the ‘cash for query’ case. A bench headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna will hear the petitions.

On Wednesday, Moitra’s plea against her expulsion from the Lok Sabha in the cash-for-queries case was presented in the Supreme Court for urgent hearing.

Moitra was dismissed from the Lok Sabha on 8 December, following the debate on the Ethics Committee report on “cash for queries” tabled in the lower house. Moitra, who was barred from speaking during the House session, claimed that the Ethics Committee had broken all rules. The expelled Lok Sabha MP alleged that he has been found guilty of violating a code of conduct which ‘does not exist’.

Moitra had alleged that the findings are based solely on the written testimony of two private citizens, whose versions materially contradict each other and that she has been deprived of her right to cross-examine.

“Neither of whom was allowed to cross-examine me. One of the two private citizens is my estranged partner, who with bad intentions posed as a private citizen before the committee. Both the testimonies were used to implicate me there. Has been done for.” Polar opposites of each other,” she said.

The report of the Ethics Committee, which probed the ‘unethical conduct’ of the TMC MP, recommended that Moitra “may be expelled” from the Lok Sabha and that a “thorough, legal, institutional investigation” be conducted by the Central government in a “time-bound manner”. The demand was made. , The report was adopted by a 6:4 majority in the panel last month. Reports on Moitra’s cash-for-query case revealed that she visited the UAE four times from 2019 to 2023, while her login was accessed multiple times.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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Published: 15 Dec 2023, 07:12 am IST

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