“I had sent a letter to the Speaker’s office and also the Chief Whip of the party stating that I will not be able to attend the session as I had been advised by my doctors not to venture out”, he told Deccan Herald over phone.
The MLA claimed that he was undergoing treatment in a hospital on the outskirts of Bangalore.
However, Vajjal refrained from revealing the nature of his illness or treatment, stating he will soon explain “everything” to party leaders in a day or two.
He denied that he had been illegally confined by the JD(S).
The legislator said he went with rebel legislators to a resort in Goa at the height of the political crisis but soon dissociated himself and returned to Bangalore.
In a related development, BJP Chief Whip D N Jeevaraj ruled out any leniency to Vajjal and said a show-cause notice has already been served on him.
He said his office has not received any letter from Vajjal and that the party was planning to file a disqualification petition against the MLA, before the Speaker.