Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for 1 hour

by Times of India

NEW DELHI:

Rajya Sabha proceedings

were on Monday adjourned for an hour as a mark of respect for the

memory

of former President

Pranab Mukherjee

and three of its sitting members. Chairman M

Venkaiah Naidu

read out obituary references for Mukherjee as well as sitting members

Beni Prasad Verma

, M P

Veerendra

Kumar, and

Amar Singh

at the start of the

monsoon session

.

He also read out obituary references for 15 other former members who passed away recently.

Members stood in silence in their places after the obituary references were read out.

Naidu adjourned the proceedings of the House for one hour as a mark of respect for the memory of the departed.

Traditionally, the proceedings of the House are adjourned for the day when a sitting member or former President dies.

However, in view of the short 18-day session being held under the shadow of the pandemic, the proceedings were adjourned for one hour.

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