A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra’s likely expulsion from the Lok Sabha will only boost her popularity, BJP leader Nishikant Dubey has ripped into the TMC supremo, alleging that people like underworld don Dawood Ibrahim are ‘favourites’ of Banerjee.
Mahua Moitra is facing allegations leveled by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey wherein the BJP MP alleged that the TMC leader asked questions in Parliament in exchange for monetary benefits and gifts from businessman Darshan Hiranandani.
“She (Mamata Banerjee) likes people like Mahua and Dawood. If Dawood Ibrahim also contests Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, then I think there is a 99 per cent chance that he will win the election. So, if Mamata Ji’s theory is correct, this means that Dawood Ibrahim is not a traitor… It is the history of the INDI alliance that they like corrupt, traitorous individuals like Dawood Ibrahim,” BJP MP Nishikant Dubey said.
The Bengal CM on Thursday broke her long silence on the controversy surrounding Mahua Moitra’s likely expulsion from the Lok Sabha, declaring it will boost her chances in next year’s general election.
“Mahua Moitra’s expulsion from Lok Sabha is being planned… but this will help her before the election. They have planned to chase out Mahua. She will become popular for three months. What she said inside… she will say outside. She will hold press conferences every day. What does she lose?” Banerjee said.
Earlier Mamata Banerjee had appointed the Trinamool MP as the District President of Krishnanagar (Nadia North).
Moitra faces allegations of asking questions in Parliament in exchange for monetary benefits and gifts from businessman Darshan Hiranandani. The Lok Sabha Ethics Committee has recently recommended her expulsion as MP.
However, speaking on the same, the Godda MP further said that Mahua’s login credentials were provided to other people besides Darshan Hiranandani and it was logged in from cities like Delhi, Bengaluru and San Francisco.
“She (Mahua Moitra) didn’t provide login credentials to just Darshan Hiranandani. It was logged in from multiple places–Delhi, Bengaluru, and San Francisco. This is a big conspiracy…” he added.
The report of the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee is now with speaker Om Birla who will take a final decision on the fate of the Trinamool MP. (ANI)