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Mahua Moitra Bribery Case: TMC MP’s Lawyer Withdraws From Case Citing ‘Conflict Of Interest’, Hearing On October 31

According to Supreme Court lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai, senior advocate Gopal Sankarnarayan, who was appearing for Moitra, had conflict of interest.

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Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra
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Delhi High Court postponed the hearing of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra's defamation plea over 'cash-for-query' allegations against her to October 31. 

It has been reported that the case was postponed after Moitra's lawyer withdrew from the case citing a 'conflict of interest'.

According to Supreme Court lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai, senior advocate Gopal Sankarnarayan, who was appearing for Moitra, had conflict of interest.

"I am no longer concerned with the case I have withdrawn from the case," Mr Sankarnarayan said as soon as the 'conflict of interest' was brought up.

Earlier, the TMC MP described Mr Dehadrai as a "jilted ex" who wants to get back at her.

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About the case

Mr Dehadrai had provided alleged evidence to BJP leader Nishikant Dubey of Ms Moitra accepting cash to ask questions in the Parliament.
Hiranandani’s affidavit

Industrialist Darshan Hiranandani also claimed that he bribed Mahua Moitra to ask questions in Parliament.

According to the three-page affidavid, Hiranandani claimed that Moitra leveraged attacking the Adani Group as a way to become famous. He also asserted that Ms Moitra shared her Parliament login credentials with him.

Responding to the explosive allegations, Moitra held the the Prime Minister's Office accountable for pressurising Hiranandani into signing the document.

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