Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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In a significant development amidst the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Maity has been arrested by the West Bengal Police on charges of land grabbing from local villagers. Maity, known to be closely associated with absconding TMC figure Shahjahan Sheikh, was apprehended on Sunday evening from the residence of a civic volunteer following a series of complaints.

“Bengaluru Faces Water Crisis: Long Queues and Rising Costs Amid 24-Hour Supply Cut”

As Bengaluru grapples with a severe water crisis exacerbated by dwindling reservoir levels and receding groundwater, residents face the prospect of a 24-hour water supply cut commencing Tuesday. With over 200 talukas in the state declared drought-hit, the city's water board finds itself compelled to divert resources from depleted sources towards meeting essential water needs.

“Navy Chief: BrahMos Now Main Weapon with ₹19,000 Crore Deal Approval”

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities and promoting indigenous manufacturing, the Indian Navy has announced that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will now serve as its primary weapon system. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this declaration following the clearance of a ₹19,000 crore deal by the Cabinet Committee on Security, paving the way for the acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles.

“BJP Leader Criticizes Trinamool’s Response to Mahua Moitra Bribery Controversy”

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BJP Leader Criticizes Trinamool's Handling of Mahua Moitra Bribery Controversy

A political furor has erupted as BJP leader Amit Malviya criticizes Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, following allegations of bribery linked to parliamentary questions. The controversy has raised questions not only about Moitra but also about the stance of the Trinamool Congress.

The accusations involve Moitra allegedly accepting ₹2 crore in cash from businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for raising questions in parliament. Late in the evening, Amit Malviya took to social media, suggesting that the Trinamool Congress has effectively distanced itself from Moitra amidst the ongoing controversy.

Malviya pointed out that Trinamool Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has maintained a conspicuous silence whenever the party’s leaders face legal issues. He emphasized the absence of public support for Moitra from her own party, stating, “It is not surprising that Mamata Banerjee has abandoned Mahua Moitra. She will defend no one else but Abhishek Banerjee, who is no less delinquent… Several TMC leaders are in jail on serious corruption and criminal charges but Mamata Banerjee has maintained radio silence.”

In response, Trinamool Congress has chosen not to comment on the situation, with party spokesperson Kunal Ghosh asserting, “The party has nothing to say on this issue. We think the person around whom this controversy is revolving is best suited to react to this.”

Party sources indicate that Trinamool is opting to remain at a distance from the controversy, perhaps reflecting a cautious approach to maintain its stance.

The allegations against Mahua Moitra claim she received a significant sum from Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for raising questions in parliament. BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, requesting a thorough investigation into these allegations, as well as claims that Moitra provided Hiranandani with her parliamentary login credentials.

Mr. Dubey has taken the matter further by writing to the Lokpal, urging an investigation into the actions of the Trinamool Congress MP. In his complaint, he references a letter from Supreme Court lawyer Jai Anant Dehadrai, which provides detailed evidence against Moitra.

The businessman at the center of the allegations, Darshan Hiranandani, alleges that Moitra frequently demanded gifts and favors from him, including luxury items. He further claims that Moitra provided him with her parliamentary login credentials and suggested that attacking the Adani Group was a means to gain notoriety.

The Lok Sabha Ethics Committee, chaired by Vinod Sonkar, acknowledges the gravity of these allegations and plans to conduct a thorough examination. The committee will review Mr. Dubey’s letter and Mr. Hiranandani’s affidavit before also hearing Moitra’s perspective. Moitra has vehemently denied the charges and expressed her readiness to cooperate with any inquiry.

As the controversy surrounding Mahua Moitra unfolds, it casts a spotlight on the complex intersection of politics, ethics, and the role of parliamentary representatives in India’s democratic system.

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