Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has turned down resignation of Vijay Mallya on procedural ground.
Raya Sabha ethics committee has also rejected Vijay Mallya’s resignation. This has paved the way for his expulsion from the Upper house.
“Hamid Ansari, Chairman, Rajya Sabha does not accept the resignation of Vijay Mallya. Secretary General, Rajya Sabha writes to Sh. Mallya that his resignation letter does not conform to prescribed procedures & does not bear signature in original.
“As per Rule 213 of RS procedures, the resignation must be voluntary and genuine,” Ansari’s Officer on Special Duty to Gurdeep Singh Sappal said on Twitter quoting from the Secretary General’s letter.
Vijya Mallya has sent a scanned copy of his resignation letter to Hamid Ansari just a day before the Ethics panel was going to recommend his expulsion.