Cash For Query Row: Ethics Panel Report On Mahua Moitra Likely To Be Tabled In Lok Sabha On Friday

Cash For Query Row: Ethics Panel Report On Mahua Moitra Likely To Be Tabled In Lok Sabha On Friday

The report was earlier listed in the agenda of the lower house for December 4 but was not tabled.

PTIUpdated: Thursday, December 07, 2023, 07:32 PM IST
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Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra | PTI

The report of the Ethics Committee which recommended the expulsion of TMC MP Mahua Moitra in a "cash-fore-query" case is likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday, parliamentary sources said.

The report was earlier listed in the agenda of the lower house for December 4 but was not tabled.

Opposition demands discussion

Various opposition members have insisted that there should be a discussion on the recommendations before a decision is taken on Moitra.

"If the report is tabled, we would insist on a full-fledged discussion as the draft was adopted in two-and-a-half minutes," BSP MP Danish Ali told reporters on Thursday.

The committee headed by Vinod Kumar Sonkar, at a meeting on November 9, adopted its report recommending Moitra's expulsion from Lok Sabha over the "cash-for-query" allegation.

6 members of panel had backed Mahua's suspension

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

The opposition members termed the report a "fixed match" and said the complaint filed by BJP Lok Sabha member Nishikant Dubey, which the panel reviewed, was not supported by a "shred of evidence".

House vote can lead to Mahua's expulsion

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

The Winter Session of Parliament began on Monday and is scheduled to continue till December 22.

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