TMC’s Mahua Moitra targets BJP MP Nishikant Dubey for ‘fake MBA’
New Delhi: TMC MP Mahua Moitra on Friday asked Lok Sabha MP Om Birla if lying on the election affidavit and faking an MBA degree along with getting a ‘dodgy Phd’ are grounds for termination of Lok Sabha membership.
She was targetting BJP MP Nishikant Dubey for seeking the termination of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s membership from Lok Sabha while deposing before a parliamentary panel for the former’s remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the discussion on the Adani-Hindenburg row.
Moitra’s remarks came after Dubey asked for termination of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha membership in front of the parliamentary panel after he moved a privilege notice against Gandhi over his first part of the budget speech on Adani-Hindenburg case. Dubey turned down allegations made by Rahul Gandhi in his speech and said his speech is still available on public platform despite it being expunged.
“Oh just btw isn’t lying on affidavit & faking an MBA degree from DU’s FMS & then getting a dodgy PhD also grounds for termination of Lok Sabha membership? Privilege committee, are you listening @ombirlakota?” she tweeted.
A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in 2020 in the Jharkhand High Court alleging that BJP MP Nishikant Dubey had submitted a fake degree to the Election Commission of India in his election nomination papers.
The PIL, filed by one Danyaal Danish, sought directions for an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and a high-level enquiry by the ECI.
“Nishikant Dubey has submitted false information in the year 2009, 2014 and 2019 General Elections about his educational qualification that he passed MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, but verification of the documents obtained under RTI proves that he has neither taken admission nor has he passed MBA from aforementioned institute,” said the plea.
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