Sonia effect: Vatsyayan quits RS
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Sonia effect: Vatsyayan quits RS

Kapila Vatsayayan was accused of occupying an office of profit as the president of IGNCA.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2006 23:05 IST

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 21, 2006 19:56 IST