Trinamool Congress national secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Thursday said party MP Mahua Moitra, who is facing criticism in the cash-for-query case, is capable of fighting her own battle. The case relates to allegations made by Bharatiya Janata Party’s Nishikant Dubey that Moitra had asked questions in the Lok Sabha to target the Adani Group at the behest of businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for bribes.
– ANI (@ANI) 9 November 2023
Notably, this is the first time that the TMC national secretary has come out in defense of Moitra since the whole controversy started. Speaking on the allegations against Moitra in the case, Banerjee, quoted by news agency PTI, asked, “How can action be taken against someone without proving anything?”
“Whoever is asking questions to the government on the Adani issue is being harassed. How can the Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha take any action against Mahua Moitra even before the allegations are proved? “The committee has not yet taken any action against BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, but is very prompt in taking action against opposition MPs who are fighting against the government and its policies,” Banerjee was quoted as saying by PTI. ‘
The investigating agency had summoned Banerjee today in connection with the SSC case. After coming out of the ED office in Kolkata, Banerjee said she has nothing to hide and is always ready to cooperate with the agency in its investigation into the alleged school jobs scam in West Bengal, PTI reported. .
The TMC MP said he has submitted his nearly 6,000-page reply to the agency and all the documents sought by it. He said, “I have always cooperated with the ED in the investigation. I have nothing to hide. If I am summoned again, I will appear before the ED. I have submitted my detailed reply along with all the necessary documents,” he told reporters outside the central agency’s office, as quoted by PTI.