Lok Sabha Speaker asks Ethics Committee to probe bribery charges against TMC MPs

The Speaker, however, brushed aside his objections, saying such a reference to the 15-member Ethics Committee had been made earlier too.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 17, 2016 12:52 pm
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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Wednesday referred the issue of alleged unethical conduct of some Trinamool Congress members to the Ethics Committee of the House. She termed the allegations as very serious, which could impact the “very credibility” of Parliament.

Her response came a day after CPI(M) member Mohammad Salim, BJP member S S Ahluwalia and Congress member Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue of allegations of bribery against Trinamool members in the House and demanded an inquiry. The 15-member committee is headed by veteran BJP leader L K Advani.

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The Speaker’s action follows a sting released a few days back, which purportedly showed six Trinamool MPs accepting bribes from “officials” of a fictitious firm.

She said: “These allegations are very serious in nature… I have in exercise of my powers under the provisions of Rule 233-B of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha decided to refer the matter to the Committee on Ethics for examination, investigation and report.”

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  1. I
    IML sood
    Mar 16, 2016 at 9:06 am
    Now let us see how their leader exhibiting simple dhoti and Chappal reacts? Her tone and tenor is always threatening like great joker Kujli who thinks that w India is their empire and how one can dare to ask them anything.TMC chief spokesman yesterday was crying that he never thought to live to see such a false allegation while everything was even shown in camera.What a downfall of these so called moralists.
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      bimal krishna
      Mar 16, 2016 at 9:08 am
      Thanks to Madam Sumitra Mahajan, a person without preudice.
      1. L
        L bhadrapati Devi
        Mar 16, 2016 at 9:17 am
        West Bengal is the most fertile land in India with bountiful natural resources for development. Due to poverty oriented approach of CPM and TMC make this state one of the backward state of India. Leadership symbolize poverty as a symptom of honesty. Didi one Chhapal and one Sharee can't hide her greet for power.
        1. S
          Mar 16, 2016 at 9:47 am
          Bengal was the jewel of India. It was the most fertile and most wealthiest region of our nation, for millennia. All the invading muslim hordes did everything in their means to win control of Bengal. 37 years of CPM rule transformed it from India's most industrialised state to an industrial wasteland. Mamtaz Begum has done nothing to revive its education or industry, but has siphoned off the money of relatively prosperous farming community vide the Sharada Chit Funds. Now stripped of all other means, the TMC "officials" are resorting to anything to keep their thievery going.