Mahua challenges CBI to probe into Adani before probing her

KOLKATA | Updated: 09 November, 2023 1:25 am IST
Mahua Moitra could be on the verge of losing her Lok Sabha seat

KOLKATA: With both the parties of Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party slamming one another regarding the ‘Cash for query’ scam, Trinamool Congress’ Krishnanagar MP Mahua Moitra demanded an investigation into the alleged Adani scams, following which they can “count” her “shoes”.

Moitra took to her X handle to challenge the Central Bureau of Investigation to “first file the FIR” on the Adani Coal scam, while highlighting how Adani firms were buying Indian ports and airports with clearance from the home minister, Amit Shah.

 

Moitra’s post on X platform reads, “For media calling me- my answer:

  1. CBI needs to first file FIR on ₹13,000 crore Adani coal scam 
  2. National security issue is how dodgy FPI owned (inc Chinese & UAE ) Adani firms buying Indian ports & airports with @HMOIndia clearance

Then CBI welcome to come, count my shoes.” 

The Parliamentary Ethics Committee was scheduled to meet and adopt the draft report on this matter on November 7. 

However regarding the same Moitra tweeted, “No draft report circulated as is norm but will be “adopted “ on Nov 9. Mtng postponed to clash with INC MP’s nomination date so he can’t come. BJP calling allies to ensure attendance to adopt via majority. Chartered flight to fly in MP state prez. How scared Adani & Modi are!”

 

During the hearing of the ethics committee, the Opposition staged a walkout alongside the Krishnanagar MP owing to the panel led by Vinod Sonkar asking unethical questions to Moitra. However, Sonkar stated that Moitra and her INDIA allies were diverting the questions and not answering satisfactorily. 

The opposition questioned TMC’s silence over the entire Moitra conundrum while questioning the party’s hyperactive stance on Jyotipriya Mallick’s arrest by the Enforcement Directorate. On Moitra’s matter, TMC, earlier, while speaking with The New Indian stated, “Our party is monitoring things closely.”

The political storm commenced after BJP’s Nishikant Dubey levied charges against Moitra stating that she provided businessperson Darshan Hiranandani and the Hiranandani Conglomerate with access to her Lok Sabha website login credentials for personal gain. He considers this allegation to be the most serious of all the charges against her.

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