Elections

TMC's Mahua Moitra Skips ED Summons, Leaves For Poll Campaign In Bengal's Krishnanagar

The 49-year-old Trinamool Congress leader was called for questioning twice earlier by the central agency, but she did not depose citing official work and sought deferment of the notice.

Mahua Moitra to begin campaigning in Krishnanagar Constituency
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Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra skipped the Enforcement Directorate summons that asked her to appear for questioning at the probe agency's office in Delhi.

Mahua Moitra said she will campaign in her Krishnanagar constituency on Thursday. “I will be out for campaigning in the Krishnangar constituency in the afternoon,” she said.

The ED had issued fresh summons to Moitra and Dubai-based businessman Darshan Hiranandani for questioning in a Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) contravention case.

The 49-year-old Trinamool Congress leader was called for questioning twice earlier by the central agency, but she did not depose citing official work and sought deferment of the notice.

Mahua Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha in December for "unethical conduct". She has been renominated by her party from West Bengal's Krishnanagar seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had raided her premises in connection with the cash-for-query case on Saturday, days after anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal directed the federal agency to investigate the allegations levelled against her by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey.

Moitra has denied allegations.

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