Will Mahua Moitra get entry into Parliament again? Hearing in SC against losing Lok Sabha membership

Mahua Moitra: The petition of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra is going to be heard in the Supreme Court on Friday (December 15). Mahua has filed a petition in the apex court against the termination of his membership from the Lok Sabha due to misconduct. On the petition of the TMC leader, a bench headed by Justice Sanjeev Khanna will hear the case. Mahua Moitra has been resorting to legal process to get it back ever since she left the MP.

Mahua Moitra tried hard to get a date for the hearing of her petition on Wednesday. Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has assured the petitioner that the apex court is going to consider his request for urgent listing of his case. Mahua was expelled from Parliament last Friday in the cash for query case. He has described the decision of the Ethics Committee, which had recommended expulsion, as arbitrary.

What is the matter?

A motion was brought in the Lok Sabha to expel Mahua Moitra, which was approved by voice vote. During this time the opposition MPs had walked out. In the report of the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha, it was told that Mahua had taken cash and gifts from businessman Darshan Hiranandani. In return, Mahua shared his parliamentary login details with Hiranandani. Due to this action of Mahua, the committee had recommended his expulsion from the Lok Sabha.

What did the TMC leader say in the petition?

Mahua Moitra has challenged the loss of membership of Parliament in her petition. He says that he was not allowed to defend himself in the Lok Sabha during the discussion on the findings of the Ethics Committee. Mahua had approached the Supreme Court only after becoming MP. They hope that membership can be achieved once again through the decision of the Supreme Court. If this does not happen, Mahua will be able to return only after victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

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