After the parliamentary panel's investigation, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) stated that it would make an "appropriate decision" regarding the cash-for-query charges against party MP Mahua Moitra.
In the first comprehensive statement on the matter, TMC’s parliamentary leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O’Brien said: “We have observed reports in the media. The member concerned has been advised by the party leadership to clarify her position regarding the allegations levelled against her. She has already done that. However, since the matter has to do with an elected MP, her rights and privileges, let the matter be investigated by the right forum of Parliament, after which the party leadership will take an appropriate decision.”
This comes two days after party spokesperson Kunal Ghosh told reporters: “Trinamool Congress has nothing to say on the Mahua Moitra issue. The party will not give any reaction to it.” Despite Moitra's petition to the Delhi High Court and her denial of the accusations made against her, sources claimed that TMC's silence on the matter had caused growing uneasiness among party members. On October 26, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey will appear before the Lok Sabha ethics committee to give his statement regarding the situation.