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Winter session of Parliament Day 5: Discussion to be held on Mahua Moitra case, Post Office Bills, and others

Mahua Moitra can be expelled only if the House votes in favour of the panel's recommendation

TMC MP Mahua Moitra during the Winter session of Parliament, (PTI)Premium
TMC MP Mahua Moitra during the Winter session of Parliament, (PTI)

On Day 5 of the Winter Session of the Parliament, the Ethics Committee on Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra in an alleged "cash-for-query" case will be tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday.

Besides, Union Communication Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will move the Post Office Bill, 2023 for consideration and passage in the Lower House.

The Bill has already been passed in Rajya Sabha.

Also, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama will introduce a Bill to authorize payment and appropriation of certain further sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2023-2024.

Multiple private member bills have been lined up in the Lower House on Friday.

AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi will move to introduce a Bill to protect the right to privacy of individuals by prohibiting technologies that use facial recognition and remote biometric surveillance titled Remote Biometric Surveillance (Prohibition) Bill,2021.

DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi will move to introduce a Bill to provide for the establishment of a National Climate Change Authority for an efficient mechanism to plan, monitor, and achieve the net zero emission targets by the year 2070 and for the effective mitigation and adaptation of Climate Change. The bill has been titled Climate Change (Mitigation and Adaptation) Bill,2022.

BJD MP Pinaki Misra will move to introduce a Bill to prohibit and eradicate bullying in schools. The bill has been titled Prohibition and Eradication of Bullying in Schools Bill, 2023.

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi has moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha seeking a discussion on Delhi's air quality.

Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given adjournment motion notice to discuss the condition of Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu and seeking directions to the Central Government for immediate action to release a minimum of 5,100 crore to facilitate comprehensive and effective relief efforts.

Congress MP Manish Tewari has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha and demands discussion on the death penalty to 8 ex-Indian Navy personnel in Qatar.

The BJP has issued a 3 line whip instructing its members to remain present in the House.

About Mahua Moitra case:

The report of the Ethics Committee on the TMC MP in a "cash for query" case was mentioned in the agenda of the list of business of Lok Sabha for the opening day of the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. However, it could not be taken up.

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The revised list of business for Friday issued by the Lok Sabha secretariat has listed the Ethics Committee report as agenda item number 7.

The Ethics Committee, which investigated the allegations made by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, adopted its 500-page report on November 9 recommending Moitra's expulsion from the 17th Lok Sabha in view of her "highly objectionable, unethical, heinous and criminal conduct.

Various opposition members have insisted that there should be a discussion on the recommendations before a decision is taken on Moitra.

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At a meeting on November 9, the committee headed by Vinod Kumar Sonkar adopted its report recommending Moitra's expulsion from Lok Sabha over the "cash-for-query" allegation.

The draft report was adopted by a 6:4 majority in the panel last month.

Six members of the panel, including Congress MP Preneet Kaur who had earlier been suspended from the party, voted in favour of the report. Four members of the panel belonging to opposition parties submitted dissent notes.

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The draft report on Mahua Moitra's cash-for-questions case reveals that she visited the UAE four times from 2019 to 2023 while her login was accessed several times.

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Moitra can be expelled only if the House votes in favour of the panel's recommendation.

The Winter Session of Parliament began on Monday and is scheduled to continue till December 22.

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Published: 08 Dec 2023, 08:27 AM IST
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