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‘Mahua Moitra not firebrand, takes cash for questions’: BJP MP's big charge and a reply

Oct 15, 2023 08:43 PM IST

Mahua Moitra said CBI and ED are welcome to probe her right after they finish investigating Adani.

BJP Lok Sabha MP Nishikant Dubey on Sunday levelled massive allegations against Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra that she took cash and gifts from businessman Darshan Hiranandani to "ask question(s) in Parliament'. Mahua Moitra responded to the allegations and said CBI is welcome to investigate "right after they finish investigating Adani's offshore money trail, over-invoicing, benami account".

Nishikant Dubey has now accused Mahua Moitra of taking money and gifts from a businessman in exchange for the questions that she asked in Parliament.
Nishikant Dubey has now accused Mahua Moitra of taking money and gifts from a businessman in exchange for the questions that she asked in Parliament.

Nishikant Dubey wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla seeking an inquiry against Mahua Moitra and her immediate suspension from the house for taking cash for question. Citing research work by an advocate, Nishikant Dubey said out of Mahua Moitra's recent 61 questions, 50 “shockingly seek information, with the intent of protecting or perpetuating business interests of Shri Darshan Hiranandani and his Company. The questions were also often focused on the Adani Group, another business conglomerate, Hiranandani Group was bidding for business against”.

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What is the allegation against Mahua Moitra, brought by BJP MP: 'Quid pro quo by TMC's shouting brigade led by Mahua Moitra'

"Whenever there is a Parliament session, the shouting brigade of All India Trinamool Congress, led by Smt Mohua Moitra and Shri Saugata Roy, are in habit of disrupting the proceedings of the House, by their continued abuses on each and everybody, on one pretext or the other. I, along with several other Members of Parliament, were always perplexed, as to why this 'shouting brigade' of TMC led by Smt Mahua Moitra indulges in such tactics, which infringes on the constitutional rights of other members, to debate and discuss the issues of common people and policies of the Government," the letter said.

"Now, with the unmasking of quid pro quo in the form of ugly and deliberate motive of Smt Mahua Moitra, to raise money from a businessman in lieu of asking questions in Lok Sabha, targeting another business group, it has become amply clear that the edifice of 'morality' being exhibited by Smt Mahua Moitra was nothing but a 'Machiavellian Camouflage' for committing a crime by entering into a criminal conspiracy and at the same time enjoying the title give to Smt Mahua Moitra as a 'firebrand Member of Parliament', which is nothing but a sham," it added.

'Use your lawyers wisely': Mahua Moitra

Mahua Moitra slammed the Adani Group and said they were wasting their time in trying to shut her up. "If Adani group is relying on dodgy dossier created by dubious Sanghis & circulated by fake degree wallahs to either shut me up or bring me down I would advise them not to waste their time. Use your lawyers wisely," the Trinamool MP said.

"Also welcome @CBIHeadquarters enquiry into my alleged money laundering right after they finish investigating Adani’s offshore money trail, over invoicing, benami accounts. Adani may use BJP agencies to browbeat competition & buy airports but just try doing it with me," Mahua said.

Nishikant Dubey's letter comes on the same day Mahua Moitra's photo with Shashi Tharoor raising a toast went viral. The Trinamool MP reacted to that also and said Bengal's women have a life and there is no lie.

Who is Darshan Hiranandani?

Darshan Hiranandani is the son of Niranjan Hiranandani who co-founded the Hiranandani Group. The group is engaged in real estate business.

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