BJP Member of Parliament, Nishikant Dubey, responded sharply to Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra’s accusations regarding his degree, alleging that the central issue is not about qualifications or business ties but the integrity of parliamentary decorum, national security, and the ethical conduct of Members of Parliament.
In a pointed response to Mahua Moitra’s jab, Dubey emphasized that the central question now revolves around the propriety, ethics, corruption, and criminality of Ms. Moitra, notably raising concerns about whether the Member of Parliament sought monetary incentives in exchange for posing questions in Parliament.
Dubey asserted, “The question is not about Adani, degrees, or theft. It is about misleading the country and corruption.” He punctuated his statement with hashtags such as “degree wali desh beche,” which translates to “degree holders selling the country,” and “chand paise ke le jamir beche,” meaning “selling her conscience for money.”
This retort follows Moitra’s earlier allegations against Dubey, in which she reiterated her claims that he possesses fake degrees, despite his prior dismissal of these allegations.
The controversy has also ensnared Moitra, with accusations that she received ₹2 crore in cash from businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for parliamentary questions. In response, Dubey has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, requesting an investigation into allegations of bribery, as well as the sharing of her parliament login credentials. Moitra vehemently denied these allegations, and Dubey has also called for a Lokpal probe into the matter.
The businessman, Darshan Hiranandani, alleged in an affidavit that Moitra had solicited various favors, including expensive luxury items. He claimed that the MP had provided him with her parliament login credentials and that she used attacks on the Adani Group as a means to gain prominence.
In her defense, Moitra stated that an MP’s login credentials are frequently used by numerous individuals, including assistants and interns, and challenged the government to publicize login data for all MPs.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has questioned why the Trinamool Congress leadership has not taken action against Moitra. In response, the Trinamool party stated that they would await the outcome of the Lok Sabha panel’s investigation before deciding on any appropriate actions.
Sources By Agencies