NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Monday created an uproar in Lok Sabha as she brought up the issue of Ex- CJI Ranjan Gogoi being accused of sexual assault and then sitting on his own trial.
Treasury benches strongly opposed Moitra’s speech, saying that without prior notice and approval of the chair, a person of high authority could not be discussed like this.
As the Treasury demanded that her remarks be removed, RSP member N K Premachandran, who was in the Chair, said that if found objectionable, they would be expunged.
Moitra lashed out at the government in her speech during the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address, for making "hate and bigotry" a part of its narrative and alleged that the judiciary, as well as the media, have also “failed” the country.
Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal and BJP MP Nishikant Duebey got up and objected to the discussion of the former CJI, whom she did not name in the House without a motion being adopted for the same. Meghwal called Moitra’s comments against the former CJI "shameful."
TMC’s Saugat Roy said that Moitra did not name anyone and that the former retired CJI could not be named "high authority."
Finally, Premachandran permitted Moitra to finish her speech however, asked not to discuss the former CJI and related issues again.
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