Singhvi Unwell, Not to Attend RS for Budget Session
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Congress member Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who had got into a CD controversy last month, is unwell and will not be attending Rajya Sabha during the second half of the budget session of Parliament.

Citing "illness and family commitment", the Rajya Sabha MP sought leave from April 24 to May 22, which was granted by the Upper House today.

P J Kurien, who was in the Chair, informed during the Zero Hour about Singhvi's application for leave.

The House also granted leave to another ruling party member T Subbarami Reddy, who had sought permission to remain absent from April 25 to May 22.

Singhvi, was seen in Parliament corridor on the first day, when the session had resumed on April 24 after recess. The budget session comes to an end on May 22.

A day before the session reconvened, Singhvi on April 23 resigned as Chairman of a Parliamentary Committee and party spokesperson in a damage control exercise.

In a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, he had informed her of his decision ten days after circulation of a CD purportedly involving him.

Singhvi had in the letter maintained that all allegations were "patently baseless and false" and he resigned "only to prevent even the slightest possible Parliamentary disruptions.
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May 05, 2012
02:21 PM

 Its unfortunate to have a lofty life and settle with a tragic end.  no body in the world is always intelligent or smart. some times a small unknown  can change your life for ever.  

chandru mani iyer, bangalore
May 04, 2012
10:09 PM

The guy is writing a letter like schoolchildren. If the Chair refuses permission, I guess the next letter would be "MY grandmother is seriously ill and about to die. Please grant me leave".

Ganesan, Nj
May 04, 2012
08:31 PM

To use MunnaiBhai's words " Tu Bimar hai, Singhvi, Get well soon"

Maha, NJ
May 04, 2012
08:15 PM

 leave from April 24 to May 22

The span of public memory??? What about our free and fair media? Did they promise not to ask any questions after he gets back on the 23rd?

Kautilya, Washington DC
May 04, 2012
07:31 PM

Unwell now?  I thought he was unwell for a long time.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
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