Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari today said he has accepted the resignation of Pranav Pandya who was nominated to the Upper House by the President.
Pandya, the head of All World Gayatri Parivar, was nominated to Rajya Sabha on May 4 but he turned it down.
When the House met for the day, Ansari said he had on May 9 received a letter from Pandya in this regard.
“I have accepted his resignation with effect from May 11, 2016,” he said.
Pandya had turned down the Rajya Sabha nomination saying he believed he can serve and impact people and politics better by staying away from the Upper House.