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Both Houses of Parliament adjourned after obituary references

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) Both Houses of Parliament were today adjourned for the day on the opening day of the Winter Session after paying homage to the members, who passed away during the intersession.

The members of the Lower House, who died were -- Mr Satya Narain Sinha, Mr Shankar Rao Patil, Mr Raveendra Varma, Mr Kanshi Ram and Mr Bhikhu Ram Jain.

After Speaker Somnath Chatterjee read out the obituary references, recalling the association with and contribution of the five former colleagues to Parliament, the House observed a two-minute silence to their memory.

Earlier, six new Lok Sabha members, elected recently in the by-elections in various states, were administered oath of secrecy.

The new members include former Union Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (BJP), Mr Ramswaroop Prasad (JD-U), Mr Rampal Singh (BJP), Mr Abu Hasan Khan Chowdhary (Cong), Mr N Mehto (CPM) and Mr A A Mandal (CPM).

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh then introduced to the House the three ministers recently inducted in his cabinet. They included Mr A K Antony, Mr Jaiprakash Narain Yadav and Mr M H Ambareesh.

The Upper House was also adjourned for the day after paying tributes to its departed members and observing a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to them.

Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat paid rich tributes to sitting member Lalit Suri (Independent), who passed away recently.

He also commended the role of BSP founder Kanshi Ram, although the Dalit leader was not a sitting member of either House.

The House also paid tributes to Sriman Prafulla Goswami, Lalitha Rajagopalan, Ahmad Hossain Mondal and Santosh Kumar Sahu.


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