Cash for query scandal : BJP MP claims Lok Pal ordered CBI probe against Mahua Moitra

New Delhi, Nov 8 (Agency) BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Wednesday claimed that Lokpal had ordered a CBI probe against TMC MP Mahua Moitra into the cash-for-query scandal. In a social media post, Nishikant Dubey said that, “Lokpal today on my complaint, ordered a CBI inquiry into the corruption of accused MP Mahua ji by mortgaging national security”. In response to Dubey’s tweet, Mahua Moitra said, “CBI welcome to come, count my shoes”. Moitra wrote on X today that CBI needed to file an FIR in what she called “Adani coal scam”. “For media calling me — my answer: CBI needs to first file FIR on Rs.13,000 crore Adani coal scam; National security issue is how dodgy FPI owned (inc Chinese & UAE ) Adani firms buying Indian ports and airports with the home ministry’s clearance.

Then CBI welcome to come, count my shoes,” she added. Meanwhile, when asked about the investigation against Mahua Moitra, CBI refuses to make any comments on it. Mahua Moitra faced the allegations of asking questions in Lok Sabha to target Gautam Adani at the behest of businessman Darshan Hiranandani. The TMC MP has denied charges of taking bribes but admitted to sharing her parliamentary log-in details with Hiranandani.

However, on the complaint of Nishikant Dubey, the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee is probing charges against the Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra. The opposition members of the panel had boycotted the first meeting of the panel accusing the Chairperson of asking indecent and unethical questions to the Trinamool MP. Ethics committee panel chief had denied the charges and accused the opposition members of trying to help Mahua “evade real questions” related to the case.