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Mallya attended Parliament on March 1, left India a day later

By Archis Mohan
March 10, 2016 10:03 IST
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Vijay Mallya has not informed Rajya Sabha secretariat about his whereabouts or that he would be leaving country.

Image: Mallya left India the day after public sector banks moved the Debt Recovery Tribunal against him. Photograph: PTI
 
 

Industrialist Vijay Mallya was milling around fellow members of Parliament (MP) barely a day before he left Indian shores on March 2.

Mallya, an Independent member of the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka, was in Parliament on March 1, the only day of the ongoing Budget session that he has attended since it began on February 23.

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation, Mallya left India the next day when the public sector banks to which he owes about Rs 9,000 crore, moved the Debt Recovery Tribunal against him.

According to his attendance record, Mallya attended Parliament — which means that he signed the attendance register — on March 1.

Mallya is a second-term member, having served in the Rajya Sabha from 2002 to 2008 and elected again in mid-2010.

According to sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat, Mallya has not informed about his whereabouts or that he would be leaving India.

A Rajya Sabha official said it isn’t mandatory for members to inform the House chairperson if they are travelling abroad.

However, an MP can lose membership of House if absent for a consecutive 60 days from sittings.

The 60 days do not include holidays, weekends, inter-session breaks or even mid-session recess but the actual number of sittings of the House.

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