Vijay Mallya's resignation to the Rajya Sabha was accepted after he sent a letter with his signature on it. Earlier he had sent a resignation copy with his scanned signature which could not be accepted due to procedural reasons.
But the main point is this: Vijay Mallya owes Rs 9500 crore or more to the banks and he has been declared a defaulter. He has left the country and a non-bailable warrant has been issued against him.
What exactly is the difference between the crime of Vijay Mallya and Sujana Chowdary?
Even Sujana Chowdary is a defaulter although the money he owes Mauritius Bank might seem relatively miniscule in comparison to Mallya’s loan. Although Vijay Mallya resigned of his own volition, the ethics committee had more or less decided to expel him.
Which brings us to the fundamental question: How can one loan defaulter be punished and another loan defaulter be allowed to continue as Union Minister and Rajya Sabha member? Why this preferential treatment?