Tycoon Vijay Mallya, also a Rajya Sabha member, and chairman of Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (MCFL), was made a member of Parliament's standing committee on chemicals and fertilisers earlier this year.
Though Mallya has not attended any meeting of the committee on chemicals and fertilisers till date, according to information available on the website, this has raised many eyebrows.
Critics say this is a clear conflict of interest "unless the Doctrine of Necessity is in play", said former Chief Justice of India VN Khare. Hence, it "can be an example of conflicting interest," he added.
Text: Shaikh Zoaib Saleem, Business Standard