Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra made an explosive revelation on Friday by saying that Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani approached her “by way of two Lok Sabha MPs”.
In dialog with India At present, Moitra mentioned, “Mr Adani has approached me by way of two Lok Sabha MPs within the final three years to take a seat throughout the desk with him and work out a deal I’ve refused. The problem is, he was giving money to not query.”
Moitra’s remarks got here amid the continued cash-for-query allegations in opposition to her.
Moitra mentioned that she refused the deal provided to her by Adani. Nonetheless, she later mentioned, “I by no means met him, so I do not know why he was providing or what value he was paying.”
The TMC MP alleged that she was approached once more final week and was requested to “hold quiet”.
“I used to be given the message: ‘Please finish this. Please hold quiet for six months until the elections are over. All the pieces will probably be positive afterwards. Even if you wish to assault Mr Adani, you are able to do it barely, however simply do not take the Prime Minister’s title’,” Moitra claimed.
Moitra has written to the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha stating that she can’t seem earlier than it on October 31 in reference to cash-for-query allegations resulting from prior engagements and will probably be obtainable solely after November 5.In a letter to panel chairperson Vinod Kumar Sonkar, she mentioned, “I look very a lot ahead to showing earlier than the Committee at any date chosen by you after November 5, 2023.” Moitra, in a submit on X a day after Sonkar introduced that she has been summoned on October 31, mentioned she eagerly look ahead to bodily attending and presenting her defence in opposition to the slanderous costs, however is busy until November 4 on account of Durga Puja celebrations happening in West Bengal.
“Chairman, Ethics Comm introduced my 31/10 summons on stay TV approach earlier than official letter emailed to me at 19:20 hrs. All complaints & suo moto affidavits additionally launched to media. I look ahead to deposing instantly after my pre- scheduled constituency programmes finish on Nov 4,” she mentioned within the submit.
The panel on Thursday recorded the statements of advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai and BJP MP Nishikant Dubey within the matter and in addition determined to name Moitra on October 31.
Moitra identified that she had written to the committee expressing “eagerness” to be given “a good listening to and an enough alternative to defend myself in opposition to the false, malicious and defamatory accusations levelled in opposition to me by Shri Dubey and Shri Dehadrai.” “The Committee in opposition to the order of pure justice, if I could humbly add- summoned and heard the complainants Shri Dubai & Shri Dehadrai on 26/10/2023 earlier than permitting me, the alleged accused, an opportunity to be heard,” she mentioned. “I characterize the state of West Bengal the place Durga Puja is the most important competition. I’m already dedicated to attending quite a few pre-scheduled Vijaya Dashami Sammelans/conferences (each authorities and political) in my constituency from thirtieth October to 4th November 2023 and can’t be in Delhi on thirty first October 2023,” she mentioned.
With inputs from PTI