The Lokpal, India’s anti-corruption body, has initiated a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the corruption allegations made against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra.
The decision comes in response to a complaint lodged by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, who has accused Ms. Moitra of accepting money from businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for raising specific questions in parliament, with the apparent aim of targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and business rival, the Adani Group.
Mr. Dubey’s claims include the assertion that Ms. Moitra compromised national security by sharing her parliamentary login credentials with the businessman. In light of these allegations, he has called for her immediate suspension from parliament.
The initiation of a CBI inquiry underscores the seriousness of the allegations and the need for a thorough investigation to establish the facts. The Lokpal’s decision highlights the vital role of anti-corruption bodies in addressing allegations of malfeasance by public officials, ensuring transparency, and upholding the integrity of the political process.
As this story unfolds, the nation awaits the outcome of the CBI inquiry, which will shed light on the veracity of the allegations and provide a path toward justice and accountability. Stay tuned for further developments in this high-profile case, which has the potential to impact the political landscape.