first_imgSources in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat said that Mallyas Sources in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat said that Mallyas signature was scanned and did not satisfy the rules.The Ethics Committee of the Upper House headed by Karan Singh, which met today, also pointed to the “wrong procedure” while rejecting the resignation, the sources said.The panel members also expressed dissatisfaction with his reply about his loan default.Panel members were of the view that Mallyas action was “unbecoming” of a Rajya Sabha MP.The sources said the panel will submit its report before the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.A motion has to be introduced in the House and approved by it for termination of the membership of any MP.This is Mallyas second term in Rajya Sabha and it would would have otherwise come to an end on July 1.After the meeting, panel Chairman Singh, however, declined to divulge the details saying that being the head of the committee it will not be appropriate for him to announce a decision taken in its meeting.Mallya had yesterday faxed his resignation to Hamid Ansari a day before the Ethics Committee had to take a decision on recommending his expulsion, an issue which was unanimously decided in the panels last meeting on April 25.Pressed further, Karan Singh, however, said the decision that was taken in the meeting today was also unanimous.Asked whether the panel has any room left now to take up the matter when Mallya has already resigned, Singh said “of course there is room. He is still a member of the House until it (the resignation) is accepted.” (MORE) PTI AMR PALadvertisementlast_img