As per report lok sabha resumed at 2pm after being adjourned amid ruckus by Opposition as the parliamentary ethics committee tabled the report on the cash-for-query case involving Mahua Moitra. The committee has recommended expulsion of the trinamool congress mp from the House. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has already filed a PE in the case. A PE is the precursor and formal enquiry into any matter for cbi to decide whether it wants to convert it into a regular case (a first information report) based on available evidence or close it.
Sources told that the Opposition will stage a walkout once the resolution is brought. Some reports stated that their leaders are expected to ask for a division of votes on the report. Meanwhile, bjp has issued a whip to all its lok sabha MPs. congress too has issued a three-line whip to all its Lower house parliamentarians. The report is likely to be tabled around noon. Furthermore when mahua moitra was asked for a reaction before tabling of the report, the TMC mp on friday said, “What do you think will happen? Mother Durga has arrived, we will see. They’ve started ‘vastra haran’, and now we’ve to see the Mahabharat.” Moitra was referring to ancient indian epic of ‘Mahabharat’, which translates to the ‘Great Epic of the Bharat Dynasty’. Several events led to this great war.
Moreover the lok sabha Ethics Committee, chaired by bjp mp Vinod Kumar Sonkar, submitted its report earlier this month, recommending Moitra’s expulsion for accepting “illegal gratifications” to raise questions in parliament on behalf of the businessman. mahua moitra dismissed the decision as a “prefixed match by a kangaroo court” and deemed it a “death of parliamentary democracy.”