RS ethics panel wants Mallya expulsion
Independent MP and liquor baron Vijay Mallya is all set to face expulsion from Rajya Sabha, with a parliamentary panel examining the matter related to his alleged loan default of over Rs 9,400 crore rupees, on Monday unanimously favouring such action. At the same time, the Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha headed by veteran Congress leader Karan Singh, decided to give Mallya one week time to explain his conduct, which the members said is a “procedural formality”.
In a step closer to initiating his deportation, the government had on Sunday revoked the passport of Mallya, who is believed to be in the UK after leaving India on March 2. “We have examined the entire issue related to Mallya’s case. The documents that we had sought from banks have also come. There was a unanimous view in the panel that he should be expelled from the House membership. “But still we have decided to give him a week time to tell us whatever he has to say. The next meeting of the committee has been fixed on May 3, when we will take a final decision,” Singh told reporters.