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Vijay Mallya’s resignation from Rajya Sabha rejected, ethics panel recommends expulsion

first_imgA day after liquor baron Vijay Mallya sent his resignation to the Rajya Sabha, chairman M Hamid Ansari rejected his resignation on procedural grounds.Mallya – who is wanted for defaulting bank loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore – has been informed that his resignation letter does not conform to prescribed procedures and the original does not even bear his signature.However, the ethics committee of the Rajya Sabha wants Mallya to be expelled through due procedure. The final decision rests with the Rajya Sabha chairman.Mallya sent his resignation to Ansari on Monday, a day before the ethics panel was to meet.He later tweeted: “In all humility and not in defiance as they report, I would like Indian media to check and verify facts before calling me a defaulter.”In his resignation letter sent from London, Mallya had said that he didn’t want his name and reputation to be “further dragged in the mud”. “Since recent events suggest that I will not get a fair trial or justice, I am hereby resigning as a member of the Rajya Sabha with immediate effect,” the letter read.Mallya was nominated for the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka, and his term ends on June 30. This is his second term in the Upper House.According to Parliament sources, during his tenure of almost 10 years as member of the Rajya Sabha, Mallya had been declaring his assets and liabilities as “nil”.The union government had revoked Mallya’s passport after he failed to turn up for a probe into the loan default. This has set in motion the process for the billionaire’s possible deportation from Britain, where he is staying at present.advertisementHis case was referred to the ethics panel by the Rajya Sabha chairman, after he fled the country.ALSO READVerify facts before calling me a defaulter, tweets Vijay MallyaSharpest mind in India Inc, Mallya created a web of companies for money laundering: ED probelast_img read more