Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


As the Lok Sabha on Friday expelled Trinamool Congress’ Mahua Moitra on the suggestions of the Ethics Committee report for ‘money for parliament questions’ cost, Janata Dal-United MP Giridhari Yadav stated that he doesn’t add questions on the Lok Sabha’s web site himself as he doesn’t know find out how to function a pc.

Speaking in Lok Sabha after the expulsion of Moitra, Yadav admitted that he doesn’t add questions on the Lok Sabha’s web site himself.

“I don’t add the questions myself, as I do not know find out how to function a pc.

“My PS (personal secretary) does it. I do not know how to operate a computer … so my staff does that for me. I do not even remember my own password, ” he stated.

“This time I did not give any questions out of fear…. We are being intimidated, ” he added.

Yadav stated Ethics Committee Chairperson Vinod Sonkar had stated Darshan Hiranandani, who made the allegation by means of an affidavit that he paid a bribe to Moitra, can be known as for examination however was not known as finally.

“It is the misfortune of this House that honourable Nishikantji was called for cross (examination), but Darshan Hiranandani was not called. If an affidavit can be trusted, why mistrust Nishikantji?”

“The Ethics Panel chairman had said Hiranandani would be called…. We call MPs but do not call capitalists who make allegations, ” he stated.

Yadav, who can be a member of the Lok Sabha’s ethics panel, was among the many opposition MPs who staged a walkout from the committee assembly alleging that Trinamool Congress chief was requested private and irrelevant questions, took a jibe on the ruling dispensation and questioned why BJP MP Dubey was known as for questioning whereas businessman Hiranandani was not.

Following the assertion of Yadav, Speaker Om Birla requested each member that they should put together the query themselves.

“No one can put the question on behalf of the MP, I am speaking on record. I am the Speaker and it is my responsibility to maintain the dignity of the House, ” he stated.

Meanwhile, Trinamool’s Kalyan Banerjee, whereas talking within the House stated that it doesn’t have the ability to take away Moitra as its member.

“The right of cross-examination is meaningful. Moitra has a right to cross-examine. This is a violation of principles of natural justice. Principles of natural justice are implicit in Article 14 of the Constitution.”

Fellow MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay stated: “I request you (LS Speaker) with folded hands to allow Moitra to speak before voting takes place. This is very important.”

However, BJP MP Heena V. Gavit stated: “Due to the actions of one individual, Indian MPs are now perceived negatively globally. It is important that we adhere to parliamentary procedures.”

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha in a ‘money for parliament query’ case after the ethics panel report was adopted within the House on Friday. The Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee had advisable Moitra’s expulsion after it discovered her responsible of sharing her parliamentary login with Dubai-based businessman Hiranandani. The report was offered within the House round 12 midday.

Following an adjournment, as quickly because the House reconvened at 2 pm, Parliamentary Affairs minister Pralhad Joshi moved a movement to debate the panel report and the home, by a majority votes, adopted the Ethics Panel report and its suggestions.

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