Mayawati's Resignation Accepted After She Meets Vice President

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| July 20 , 2017 , 14:14 IST

BSP Supremo Mayawati's resignation has been accepted in the Rajya Sabha after the leader met the Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Hamid Ansari on Wednesday.

She had submitted her resignation in the upper house after Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien stopped her from speaking beyond the stipulated three minutes on Tuesday.

She had sought time to speak under Rule 267 but Kurien, who was presiding over the Rajya Sabha at that time, gave her just three minutes to speak as per Zero Hour rule. This enraged Mayawati, and she immediately announced that she was quitting.

On Wednesday, she on Tuesday sent a three-page resignation letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, stating that she was resigning as she wasn’t allowed to speak in the Zero Hour.

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Kurien on Wednesday had urged Mayawati to reconsider her decision of resigning from the house. He had said it was not just him but the “sentiment of the entire house".

Since Mayawati was not present in the house, Kurien asked Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Satish Chandra Mishra to take his message to the party chief. The leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad seconded Kurien's appeal and urged Mayawati to take back her resignation.

Kurien said, “Let me set the record straight. I would have allowed her to speak under (Rule) 267 later. But when I came in the house, she was already up to speak. So, I allowed her three minutes out of turn. I even bypassed the Leader of Opposition to allow her to speak first.”

“It was only a procedural matter. We have immense respect for Mayawatiji... I ask her, and I presume it is the sentiment of the entire house, to reconsider her decision (of quitting),” he added.

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