Parliamentary Ethics Committee calls BJP MP Nishikant Dubey to prove his allegations against Trinamool’s Mahua Moitra

Mr. Dubey had accused Ms. Moitra of taking money to ask questions in Parliament; he has been called to present evidence before the Ethics panel on October 26, along with advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai

Updated - October 18, 2023 11:41 pm IST

Published - October 18, 2023 05:51 pm IST - New Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Nishikant Dubey. File

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Nishikant Dubey. File | Photo Credit: ANI

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has been asked to present evidence in front of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee on October 26 to back his allegations that Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra took money to ask Parliamentary questions.

Mr. Dubey has been called along with advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai, Ms. Moitra’s former partner, who has been quoted in the BJP MP’s complaint.  

“I am directed to state that the Committee on Ethics has decided to hear you in the above matter in person on October 26, 2023, from 12:30 hours onwards in Committee Room 1, Parliament House Annexe Extension, New Delhi. Necessary confirmation in this regard may kindly be sent to the Secretariat, latest by 20 October, 2023,” the letter from the panel said. A similar letter has been sent to Mr. Dehadrai.

 TMC MP Mahua Moitra. File

TMC MP Mahua Moitra. File | Photo Credit: PTI

Within days of Mr. Dubey filing his complaint against Ms. Moitra, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla referred it to the Ethics panel. On October 15, reacting to the complaint, Ms. Moitra said in a post on X, “Multiple breach of privileges pending against fake degree wala and other BJP luminaries. Welcome any motions against me right after the Speaker finishes dealing with those. Also waiting for ED and others to file FIR in Adani coal scam before coming to my doorstep.”

The TMC MP added, “Am using all my ill-gotten cash and gifts to buy a college/university in which Degree Dubey can finally buy a real degree. Please Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker, finish the enquiries against him for false affidavits & then set up my enquiry committee.”

The Ethics committee is headed by BJP MP Vinod Kumar Sonkar. 

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