Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 2 / Trend, D.Khatinoglu/
Iranian MP Ali Motahhari gave his resignation letter to the coutnry's parliament. His resignation was put on vote, 31 people voted for, 155 MPs against, while 12 MPs abstained, the Mehr News Agency reported on Wednesday.
In June, the motion to hold a grilling session for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was signed by 100 Iranian lawmakers and submitted to the Parliament's Presiding Board by lawmaker Ali Motahhari. However, later a number of legislators withdrew their signatures, so the petition to question the president was in no longer on the Parliament's agenda.
Motahri stated that he will resign if President Ahmadinejad is not summoned to the Parliament.
On Sept. 28, the Parliament discussed a report on forth appeal of the parliamentary Article 90 Commission's representatives against Ahmadinejad.
So far, members of the Parliament have made four appeals, complaining of Ahmadinejad's abuse of power. The first appeal was based on the tardy introduction of a nominee for the sports and youth minister. The second appeal complains of the misuse of different state bodies. The third appeal was made due to delay in following Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's direction to reinstate Heydar Moslehi as the intelligence minister.
On Oct. 31, some 74 members of the Iranian Parliament signed a petition to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the parliament to respond to their questions.
The petition has been approved, Parliamentary Vice-Speaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar said.
Article 90 of the Iranian Constitution and the Parliament's Charter specify that signatures of a quarter of the MPs' total number (73) are needed to summon the country's executive chief to the parliament where he must adequately answer all questions.