BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and TMC MP Mahua Moitra.Image Credit source: tv9 Hindi
Real estate baron Niranjan Hiranandani’s son Darshan Hiranandani has turned government witness in the “cash-for-questions” controversy involving Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra, claiming she used the Rajya Sabha MP’s parliamentary login to ask questions to the Central government. did. Earlier, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey had submitted a complaint to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla against Moitra with serious allegations of breach of parliamentary privilege.
He had demanded to form a committee to investigate this matter. There was a demand for immediate suspension of Mahua Moitra from the Parliament. He has written a letter to Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav requesting her to check the “IP address” of Moitra’s “Lok Sabha login credentials”.
Question sent using MP’s login
In an affidavit, businessman Darshan Hiranandani said that he met Mahua Moitra on several occasions and they talked frequently, ranging from weekly to daily calls.
He said that he shared his MP’s email ID with him, so that he could send him information and he could ask questions in Parliament. “I went along with his proposal… Some information was shared with me, based on which I continued to draft and post questions using his parliamentary login when needed.”
Darshan also claimed that the TMC leader asked him for various kinds of help. He said, “Many times I felt that she was taking unfair advantage of me and pressurizing me to do things that I did not want to do, but due to the above reasons I had no option.”
TMC MP Mahua Moitra hit back
However, Mahua Moitra rejected the businessman’s claims and said that the government put a gun to his head and threatened to shut down his business.
He said that he has not been called by CBI or Ethics Committee. Modi has threatened to close down his and his father’s business. They have huge investments in every state. BJP wants to get me at any cost, so they were forced to do so.”