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Mahua Moitra's challenge to Lok Sabha expulsion to be heard by SC on Jan 3
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Mahua Moitra's challenge to Lok Sabha expulsion to be heard by SC on Jan 3

| @indiablooms | 15 Dec 2023, 01:56 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court will hear Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra's challenge to her expulsion from the Lok Sabha on January 3, media reports said.

Though the top court was scheduled to hear it on Friday, it has postponed saying more time is needed to study the file.

Moitra has accused the Parliamentary ethics committee that looked into cash-for-query allegations against her and recommended her expulsion of "breaking every rule" in carrying out the proceedings.

The ethics committee submitted the report in Parliament on December 8 after weeks of cross-examining all the people involved in the matter, including the complainant's lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai, and BJP leader Nishikant Dubey.

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha on the same day based on the recommendations by the Ethics Committee on the 'cash for query' charges against her.

The TMC leader has been accused of taking bribes from businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for asking questions that are critical of the Narendra Modi-led government in the Centre.

The Krishnanagar MP from West Bengal was even accused of surrendering log-in credentials to a confidential account on the parliamentary website which would enable Hiranandani to post questions directly.

She, however, denied the bribery charges but admitted sharing log-in details.

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