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Cash For Query Row: Parliament Housing Committee Writes To Ministry Asking Mahua Moitra To Vacate Official Bungalow

This development came within days since TMC MP Mahua Moitra has been expelled from the Lok Sabha as the House adopted the report of its Ethics Committee that held her guilty of receiving gifts from a businessman to ask questions in the parliament.

TMC MP Mahua Moitra
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Within days since her expulsion from the Lok Sabha over the alleged cash-for-query case,Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Tuesday has been asked to vacate her official bungalow. This development came today as the Housing Committee of Parliament wrote to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to direct the TMC leader to do so.

On December 8, Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha as the House adopted the report of its Ethics Committee that held her guilty of receiving gifts from a businessman to ask questions in the parliament.

Retaliating to the action taken against her, Mahua Moitra on Monday approached the Supreme Court stating that the decision to expel her from Lok Sabha was "illegal".

Cash for query row

The probe was initiated by the Ethics Committee based on the complaint filed by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey. The committee's report found Moitra guilty of "unethical conduct" and contempt of the House by sharing her Lok Sabha website login credentials, with businessman Darshan Hiranandani.

The motion stated, the Trinamool MP's "conduct has further been found to be unbecoming as a member of parliament for accepting gifts and illegal gratification from a businessman to further his interest which is a serious misdemeanour and highly deplorable conduct" on her part.

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