Revoke Vijay Mallya's RS membership: Ethics panel

| Monday, April 25, 2016 - 18:51
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Vijay Mallya

New Delhi: The ethics panel on Monday recommended that the Rajya Sabha membership of Vijay Mallya be revoked in light of the recent developments in his ‘loan’ cases.
However, Mallya has been given a week’s time to respond to the panel’s recommendation. A final call on the RS membership of Mallya can be taken only by the Rajya Sabha panel.
"We are giving one week's time to Vijay Mallya to respond. He can say what he wants," Dr. Karan Singh, the chairman of the Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha, told reporters in New Delhi.
As per rules, the Ethics Committee oversees the moral and ethical conduct of members.
(Also read: Ministry of External Affairs revokes Vijay Mallya’s passport)
It examines cases concerning alleged breach of the Code of Conduct by members as also cases concerning allegations of any other ethical misconduct of members.
Mallya currently is in a controversy over his default of almost Rs 9,000 crore of loans to Indian banks. He gave the authorities a slip a few weeks ago and fled from India to United Kingdom. 
The MEA had on Friday said that Vijay Mallya will be brought back to India. However, Mallya chose to ignore all the messages send by the central govt.
Mallya has been a Rajya Sabha member since 2010 and his term was ending this year. According to the data (on his second term that started in mid-2010 and ending mid-2016) on the website of PRS Legislative, Mallya has an attendence of 30 percent and has hardly attended any Parliamentary debates.

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