New Delhi: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya was
Tuesday removed from the post of working president of Janata
Party after he filed nomination for Rajya Sabha elections with
the support of JD(S).
Subramanian Swamy, president of Janata Party, said in a
statement that the Karnataka state unit has also been
"By the authority vested in me under the Janata Party
constitution, I am removing Mallya from the post of working
president of Janata Party. He was appointed ad-hoc in 2002 to
this post," Swamy said.
He said Mallya has been a "sleeping non-working"
office-bearer since 2004 and his accepting the support of
JD(S) for the Rajya Sabha candidacy disqualifies him from
being a member of Janata Party.
"The central parliamentary board will meet in Chennai on
June 14 and will consider a resolution to remove Mallya from
the primary membership of the party," Swamy said.