Parliament Housing Committee Urges Swift Eviction of Expelled TMC MP Mahua Moitra from Official Residence

The Housing Committee of Parliament has formally requested the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to instruct expelled Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra to vacate her official bungalow, according to a report by India Today. This development follows Moitra’s recent expulsion from the Lok Sabha in connection with the cash-for-query case.

In response to her expulsion, Moitra, a TMC leader, moved the Supreme Court on December 11, challenging her removal from the Lower House of Parliament. The Ethics Committee had found her guilty of accepting gifts and illegal gratification from a businessman to advance his interests.

Moitra has accused the government of weaponizing parliamentary panels to coerce the opposition into submission. She maintained that she was found guilty of breaching a non-existent code of ethics, emphasizing the absence of evidence regarding cash or gifts.

The Ethics Committee’s report deemed Moitra’s actions as “unethical conduct” and contempt of the House. It highlighted her sharing of Lok Sabha credentials, including the User ID and Password of the Lok Sabha Member’s Portal, with unauthorized individuals. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi stated that this had an irrepressible impact on national security.

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