TMC Leader Mahua Moitra, who was forced out of the Lok Sabha last month, moves out of the Delhi bungalow

Following her ouster from the Lok Sabha last month, Mahua Moitra is said to have moved out of her Delhi mansion.

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Mahua Moitra, the leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), who was removed from the Lok Sabha last month due to accusations of accepting money in exchange for a question, is said to have left her Delhi mansion on Friday following the receipt of an eviction notice. The event occurred one day after the Delhi High Court on Thursday declined to intervene in the Directorate of Estate’s eviction letters to Moitra, which demanded that she leave the government home that had been assigned to her. The TMC leader received a sharply worded eviction notice on Tuesday asking her to leave her government home “immediately.”

The Directorate of Estates notice stated that if Moitra does not vacate the premises on her own, she and any other occupant “are liable to be evicted from the said premises, if need be, by the use of such force as may be necessary”. The Directorate of Estates (DoE) served an eviction notice to Moitra after the former MP was unable to give a satisfactory answer as to why she should be allowed to continue staying in the government bungalow.

Why Mahua was dismissed from Lok Sabha?

On December 8, 2023, Mahua Moitra was dismissed from the Lok Sabha after being found guilty in the cash-for-query scandal. She had allegedly accepted presents from industrialist Darshan Hiranandani.

Delhi HC did not grant any relief

 On Thursday, the Delhi High Court denied a stay on the government bungalow’s eviction process, refusing to provide relief to TMC leader and expelling MP Mahua Moitra. Moitra has requested a stay of execution against the eviction order.

“The petitioner having been allotted the government accommodation incidental to her status as a Member of Parliament and that status having ceased upon her expulsion, which expulsion has not been stayed by the Supreme Court despite hearing afforded to her, presently she has no right to continue in the said government accommodation and accordingly, under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, she cannot be granted protection as sought,” Justice Kathpaliya said in the order passed on Thursday.

By: Gursharan Kaur

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