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Question is not about degree but your corruption: Nishikant Dubey attacks Mahua Moitra over 'cash for questions' row
Mahua Moitra
Photo courtesy: Mahua Moitra Facebook

Question is not about degree but your corruption: Nishikant Dubey attacks Mahua Moitra over 'cash for questions' row

| @indiablooms | 25 Oct 2023, 02:04 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: In a fresh attack on Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra, who is accused of taking bribes for raising questions in Parliament, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey on Wednesday said the question was not about "Adani" or "degree" which the firebrand politician raised but her "corruption".

In an X post, Dubey said, "The question is about the dignity of Parliament, security of India and the proprietary, corruption and criminality of the alleged MP. The answer has to be given whether NIC mail is open in Dubai or not? Ask questions in exchange for money or not? Who bore the expenses of traveling abroad? Have you ever taken permission from @loksabhaspeaker and @MEAIndia to go abroad or not?

"The question is not about Adani, degree or theft, but about your corruption by misleading the country. #degree which country sold #chand sell the jamir for money."

Dubey's response comes after Moitra on Tuesday said on X, "Who is lying? 2 days ago Fake Degree Wala said NIC already given details including “Dubai” logins to probe agency. Now @AshwiniVaishnaw says NIC will give info in future IF asked by LS or Ethics Comm. BJP welcome to do hit job on me but Adani+Godda perhaps not best strategists!"

Brief about the controversy

The controversy was triggered after Dubey on October 15 accused Moitra, who is known for her fiery speeches in Parliament, of asking questions on businessman Gautam Adani in Parliament in exchange for money.

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey attacks Mohua Moitra over cash for question row. Photo courtesy: FBBJP MP Nishikant Dubey attacks Mohua Moitra over cash for question row. Photo courtesy: FB

Moitra, whose choice of words had triggered rows both inside and outside Parliament in the past, has been accused of accepting bribes from businessman Darshan Hiranandani.

Dubey, a three term MP from Jharkhand's Godda constituency, even cited a letter from Moitra's estranged partner Jai Anant Dehadrai, a Supreme Court lawyer, in claiming that Moitra received bribes.

The BJP MP has appealed to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to form an inquiry committee to probe into the allegations brought against the first-term parliamentarian from West Bengal's Krishnanagar constituency.

In her strongly worded response, Moitra in one of the X posts said, "Amused to hear of @AshwiniVaishnaw letter to Fake Degree Wala promising support in “probe” against me! Still waiting for @HMOIndia & @Ministry_CA to probe Farji Dubey’s illegal entry into airport ATC room last year with kids!"

How did TMC respond?

Moitra's party TMC, which is headed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has maintained a distance from the entire row.

Refusing to comment on the controversy, TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said, "The party has nothing to say on this issue. We think the person around whom this controversy is revolving is best suited to react to this."

BJP's jibe at Moitra

BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya took a jibe at Moitra, who was pulled up by her party chief on some occasions publicly in the past, for allegedly abandoning her in the entire episode.

"It is not surprising that Mamata Banerjee has abandoned Mahua Moitra. She will defend no one else but Abhishek Banerjee, who is no less delinquent...

"Several TMC leaders are in jail on serious corruption and criminal charges but Mamata Banerjee has maintained radio silence," Malviya wrote on X.


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