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Sonia effect: Vatsyayan quits Rajya Sabha

Vatsayayan was accused by the Opposition of occupying an office of profit as she was the president of the IGNCA.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 11:20 IST
United News of India
United News of India

Cultural czarina and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) President Kapila Vatsayayan on Friday resigned from the Rajya Sabha in the wake of the "office of profit" controversy.

Vatsayana, who was nominated to the Upper House earlier this month, sent in her resignation letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Bhairon Singh ShekhawatFriday morning, IGNCA sources said.

On Friday, Gandhi had announced her resignation as a Lok Sabha member and Chairperson of the National Advisory Council (NAC) following complaints seeking her disqualification for holding an office of profit.

Late last night, ICCR President Karan Singh also resigned from the Rajya Sabha.

Vatsayayan was accused by the Opposition of occupying office of profit by being the president of IGNCA.

First Published: Apr 01, 2006 11:20 IST