Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra has filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging her recent expulsion from the Lok Sabha. .On December 8 (Friday), the Lok Sabha passed a resolution to expel Moitra from the parliament in the wake of a recommendation by an Ethics Committee for her disqualification as a Member of Parliament (MP). The Ethics Committee's recommendation and report followed a complaint by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey who alleged that Moitra had accepted cash in exchange for asking certain questions in parliament.Moitra been accused of posing several queries in parliament concerning the Adani group of companies at the behest of a rival businessman, Darshan Hiranandani. Moitra was also alleged to have shared her Lok Sabha log-in credentials with Hiranandani. The TMC leader was found guilty by the Ethics Committee which held that Moitra's lapses called for "severe punishment.""The Committee, therefore, recommend that Smt Mahua Moitra, MP may be expelled from the membership of the 17th Lok Sabha. In view of highly objectionable, unethical, heinous and criminal conduct of Smt. Mahua Moitra, the Committee recommend for an intense, legal, institutional inquiry by the Government of India in a time-bound manner," the Committee had reportedly said.