Cash-for-query case: SC issues notice to Lok Sabha secretary general on Mahua Moitra's expulsion

The court, however, refused to allow Moitra to participate in Lok Sabha proceedings and posted the matter for hearing in the week commencing from 11 March

FP Staff January 03, 2024 14:07:59 IST
Cash-for-query case: SC issues notice to Lok Sabha secretary general on Mahua Moitra's expulsion

TMC MP Mahua Moitra. FILE/PTI.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the secretary general of Lok Sabha asking him to file a response within two weeks on TMC leader Mahua Moitra’s plea challenging her expulsion from the lower house in the cash-for-query case.

The court, however, refused to allow Moitra to participate in Lok Sabha proceedings and  posted the matter for hearing in the week commencing from 11 March.

The Trinamool MP was expelled from the Lok Sabha after the ethics panel found her guilty of sharing her parliamentary login details with businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for bribes.

The former MP had said she shared her login credentials with the businessman to have his staff type out her queries on the Lok Sabha portal. She had denied any exchange of bribes between the two.

With inputs from agencies

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