The Supreme Court has rescheduled the hearing for Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra’s challenge against her expulsion from parliament to January 3. The court cited the need for additional time to review the case. Ms. Moitra has accused the parliamentary ethics committee, which investigated cash-for-query allegations against her and recommended her expulsion, of “violating every rule.”
The ethics committee presented its report to parliament on December 8 after weeks of questioning all involved parties, including the complainant’s lawyer, Jai Anant Dehadrai, and BJP leader Nishikant Dubey.
Ms. Moitra, speaking to reporters outside parliament, alleged that the ethics committee had “violated every rule” in its proceedings. She expressed concerns, stating, “The committee broke every rule… Tomorrow, the CBI will be sent to my home to harass me.”