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Mahua Moitra gets new role in Trinamool Congress amid Ethics panel probe Mahua Moitra
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Mahua Moitra gets new role in Trinamool Congress amid Ethics panel probe

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Nov 2023, 10:42 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Amid the Ethics Committee's recommendations to suspend Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra from the Parliament, the Mamata Banerjee-led party has appointed her as the district chief of Krishnanagar (Nadia North), which falls under her Lok Sabha constituency. 

Moitra got the new role in the party led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee amid a huge controversy in the cash-for-query case against the Bengal MP.

Thanking Banerjee and her party in a post on X, she wrote: "Thank you, Mamata Banerjee and AITC (All India Trinamool Congress) for appointing me district president of Krishnanagar (Nadia North). Will always work with the party for the people of Krishnanagar."

Moitra is among 15 other new district chiefs announced by the ruling party in Bengal today.

The Trinamool Congress was seen to be closely watching the developments in the cash-for-query case against Moitra, without making any public defence on her behalf.

However, Trinamool MP and Banerjee's nephew Abhishek recently came out in Mahua's support against the decision of the Lok Sabha ethics committee recommending her suspension from Parliament.

The party's move to give her charge of a district in her constituency is being seen as an indication that the Trinamool considers her one of their most important leaders.

The ethics committee, after hearing Moitra in a closed-door meeting from which she and opposition MPs walked out over the manner of questioning, submitted a 500-page report to the Lok Sabha Speaker recommending that the TMC leader should not be allowed to continue as an MP and her membership should be terminated.

The committee called Moitra's actions "highly objectionable, unethical, heinous and criminal", and sought severe punishment.

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