Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar Attacks On Mahua Moitra Amid Parliamentary Questions Row – If true then it is an embarrassment…: Union Minister on the controversy of Mahua Moitra taking bribe and asking questions in Parliament
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey had also written a letter to Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and Union Minister of State (MoS) for IT Rajeev Chandrashekhar on bribery allegations against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra. On this letter, Rajiv Chandrashekhar said these things by tweeting.
Rajiv Chandrashekhar did this tweet
Rajeev Chandrashekhar wrote on social media platform .” The Union Minister further wrote, “It is true that this company was actively and aggressively lobbying for data localisation. The language used in the PQ is very similar (linking the need for data localization to data breaches). “The language is similar to when the head of this company met me. I don’t know the full facts or background. But if it is true, it is a terrible embarrassment and a misuse of PQ.”
I hv learned from news reports that this Parliamentary Question was likely asked by an MP at the behest of a Data center company.
If true this is indeed shocking and shameful 🤮🤬
It is true that this company was actively and aggressively lobbying for Data Localization.… pic.twitter.com/slrtrNLNSy
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) October 16, 2023
Mahua Moitra gave this answer
In response to these allegations, TMC MP Mahua Moitra has said that the parliamentary work of the MPs is looked after by their assistant and the rest of the team. Moitra tweeted, “All parliamentary work of MPs is done by PA, assistants and big teams. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav please release the location and login details of all CDR MPs. Please release the information about the training given to the staff for login. Do it.”
BJP MP had made these allegations
In fact, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey demanded from Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla that a committee should be formed to investigate this matter and Mahua Moitra should be suspended from the House. Nishikant has written a letter to the Speaker with the title ‘Re-emergence of Nasty Cash for Query in Parliament’. It talks about serious breach of privileges, insult to the House and a criminal case under section 120A of the IPC.
According to news agency ANI, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has also attached a letter from an advocate Jai Ananth Dehadrai along with his letter. It is written – ‘It seems that Jai Anant Dehadrai has done diligent research, on the basis of which he has concluded that till recently Mahua Moitra asked about 50 out of total 61 questions in Parliament. In these, information was sought with the intention of protecting or maintaining the business interests of Darshan Hiranandani and his company.
Nishikant Dubey also told that a similar case had come to light on 12 December 2005 during the 14th Lok Sabha. Then the Speaker had formed an inquiry committee on the same day. On 23 December 2005, 10 MPs were suspended for 23 days.
The BJP MP said, “This same House had canceled the membership of 11 MPs in the ‘Cash for Question’ case. This theft will not continue even today. Like Mrs. (Imelda) Marcos, Hermes, Gucci bags, purses, clothes and hawala.” Money will not work. Membership will be lost, please wait.”
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