Nagpur, Nov 19 (UNI) The Maharashtra Legislative Council was adjourned on the first day of the Winter Session here today after paying homage to former chief minister Babasaheb Bhosale and other former members of the House, who have passed away.
The proceedings were adjourned after members from both sides of the House paid glowing tributes to Mr Bhosale and former deputy chief minister Ramrao Adik, besides former members Sitaram Sakharam Sawant, Balwantrao Amrutrao Chavan and Hiraman Chatru Mohekar, who expired in the inter-session period. The members observed a two-minute silence as a mark of tribute to the departed souls.
Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil moved the condolence resolution and also the resolution to adjourn the proceedings for the day as a mark of tribute to Mr Bhosale and the others.
Those who paid tributes to the late former members were Leader of the Opposition Pandurang Phundkar, Nitin Gadkari, Madhukar Chavan (all BJP), Madhukar Sarpotdar (Shiv Sena), B T Deshmukh (Independent), Jayant Patil (PWP), Patangrao Kadam, Sudhakar Gangane (both Congress), Kapil Patil (Lok Bharati), Ulhas Pawar and Arun Gujarathi (both NCP). Chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh and Deputy Chairman Vasant Davkhare also paid their tributes.
Earlier, the proceedings of the Winter Session began with a recitation of the ''Vande Mataram''.