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Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra was guilty of “unethical conduct” and contempt of the Lok Sabha as she shared her login user ID and password of the Parliament website with “unauthorised persons”, disturbing national security, said the ethics panel in its report that recommended expelling her from the House, reported The Indian Express.

Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha on Friday after Bharatiya Janata Party MP Nishikant Dubey and advocate Jai Anant Dehadrai, reportedly her estranged partner, accused the Trinamool Congress MP of taking bribes from businessman Darshan Hiranandani to ask questions in Parliament.

The ethics panel had adopted its report recommending Moitra’s expulsion from the Lok Sabha at a meeting on November 9. The committee had called Moitra’s actions “highly objectionable, unethical, heinous and criminal”.

Six panel members, including Congress MP Preneet Kaur, supported the report while four Opposition leaders submitted their dissent notes against it.

In its 104-page report, the ethics panel stated that Moitra said she had not logged in from Dubai between January 1, 2019, and September 30, 2023, during her visits to allegedly meet Hiranandani. But, the report said, this showed that someone else had been logging in on her behalf from Dubai, having 47 logins from the same IP address.

Noting the Union home ministry’s submission that several non-public…

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