GUSEV /Kaliningrad region/, August 1. /TASS/. The Deputy Secretary General Council of “United Russia”, Deputy of the state Duma Sergei Zheleznyak resignation from the party office caused by personal circumstances and not due to lack of MP on 19 July at the plenary session of the state Duma, when in the first reading discussed the bill on amendments to pension legislation. This was stated by the Secretary of the General Council “United Russia” Andrey Turchak.
“Sergei really wrote a statement for personal reasons. The man has changed life plans,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “On one of the next meetings of the Presidium [of the General Council of the party] this application will be considered with high probability is satisfied,” – said Turchak.
He assured that the decision of iron ore “has nothing to do with the change in the pension legislation”. “As for the vote [for the project is about changing the pension system in first reading], I talked to him, he really showed me the hospital. He is really on these four days, including the day of the meeting [19 July], was sick leave,” said Turchak.
Earlier Zheleznyak said promptly provided documents to the leadership of “United Russia” and the machine faction in the Duma, explaining his absence at a plenary meeting, on 19 July, when we had the first reading of the bill on amendments to pension legislation. In this case the machine faction TASS said that “no there was no warning”.
July 26, Zheleznyak has submitted his resignation from the post of Deputy Secretary General Council of United Russia. Many of the media attributed this to the fact that the Deputy was absent at the meeting of the state Duma during discussion of the pension changes.
Assistant iron ore in his turn, told TASS that the Deputy in 2016, spoke out against raising the retirement age and from that time his position has not changed.