B. S Koshiyari withdraws resignation from Rajya Sabha

June 19th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Senior BJP leader from Uttarakhand B. S. Koshiyari opted to withdraw his resignation from Rajya Sabha on Friday as per suggestion of the party’s central leadership.

On Wednesday, Koshiyari had sent his resignation letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari as a pressure tactic to build pressure for removal of rival Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri.

On Friday, Koshiyari met Ansari in the capital to withdraw his resignation letter after meeting party President Rajnath Singh on Thursday.

“Koshiyari today met the Rajya Sabha chairman and apprised him of his decision to withdraw his resignation and requested him to return the letter (of resignation) that he had given,” BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told media after his meet. Ansari had called Koshiyari for a meeting as per the convention that the resignation of an MP is accepted only after a meeting with the chairman of the house. (ANI)

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