News coming in. The Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Mahua Moitra has filed a defamation suit against BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and advocate Jai Anand. She has approached the Delhi High Court to stop BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, advocate Jai Anant and a host of media organisations from publishing or circulating defamatory material against her. Nishikant Dubey and advocate Jai Anant had alleged that Moitra accepted bribes to ask questions in parliament. Nishikant Dubey had written to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla on Sunday alleging that Moitra agreed to field questions in parliament on behalf of business tycoon Darshan Hiranandani, in exchange for cash and gifts. Moitra has termed all these allegations against her as baseless and defamatory, and has sought damages of ₹2 crore. The MP from West Bengal said that the acts of Nishikant Dubey, Jai Anant and others have caused serious damage to her dignity, reputation, respect and goodwill. The five grounds raised by Moitra in her defamation suit before the High Court are: The allegations are baseless, and are a result of her political opponent’s fertile imagination. After failing to garner support from credible journalists who would have verified or fact-checked the allegations, Dehadrai approached Dubey; Dubey and Moitra clashed on several occasions, so the allegations are a convergence of personal enmity and political vendetta; Dubey did not conduct any due diligence to establish the veracity of the allegations and wrote the letter to the Speaker of Lok Sabha to obtain political mileage. Dubey morphed her private photographs and edited himself out of the pictures before leaking the same. These photos were uploaded on social media platforms by BJP leader Priti Gandhi. This was done only with the intent of defaming her, harming her reputation and attacking her dignity as a woman and a prominent public figure. The tweets, videos and news reports being carried by social media platforms and news organisations are propagating defamatory allegations against her and the same are replete with false and defamatory statements. Moitra’s suit is expected to be heard by Justice Sachin Datta on Friday. Now, after all this image sharing of Mahua Moitra’s private life images by a BJP MP. The point is why does it bother BJP about what Mahua Moitra does outside her political life. Now, please note, if her activities are something illegal or something which goes against the ethics, then she would have been wrong. But, why raise questions on a woman’s dignity on the basis of her clothes. Who gave the right to BJP to moral police a TMC MP. If they really want to have a fight with her, then they should come into the arena of parliament, which is the correct place for parliamentarians to have debate.
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