No action against Trinamool's Mahua Moitra for her parliament speechtext_fields
The government has decided not to pursue any action against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra over her remarks in parliament on former Chief Justice of India , Ranjan Gogoi.
According to a report by NDTV, legal opinion was in favour of Mahua Moitra as she spoke about a former, not sitting, Chief Justice who currently does not count as a "higher authority".
On Monday evening, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi had said a privilege motion could be moved against Mahua Moitra for her remarks - seen to target former Chief Justice of India -- which have since been expunged.
Against this, Mahua Moitra put out a defiant tweet. "It would be a privilege indeed if a breach of privilege motion is initiated against me for speaking the truth during India's darkest hour," she posted.
BJP MPs had objected to the Trinamool MP's remarks on grounds that retired Justice Gogoi was a Chief Justice.
Ms Moitra's comments, which caused a furore in the Lok Sabha, were expunged and the reason was this: "These remarks are against the judiciary."