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Lok Sabha adjourned for day after MP's death

Published: 25th April 2013 11:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2013 12:19 PM   |  A+A-

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Lok Sabha was adjourned today without transacting any business as a mark of respect for Trinamool Congress member Ambika Banerjee who died early this morning.

Banerjee, who was an MP from Howrah, was 84.

As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Meira Kumar condoled his death.

Banerjee was a member of the West Bengal Assembly five times and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2009. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Urban Development and Committee on Public Undertakings.

Lok Sabha also condoled the death of former member S Kuppuswamy, who was a DMK MP from Chennai North. He was 86.

The Speaker adjourned the House till tomorrow after members observed silence as a mark of respect to them.

BJP, Left stall Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha was Thursday adjourned till 12 noon as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) again pressed for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation and the Left parties raised the issue of the chit fund scam in West Bengal.

The ruckus started as soon as question hour began. The BJP noisily demanded Manmohan Singh's resignation over former telecom minister A. Raja's claim that the prime minister was in the know of all the decisions that he took on 2G spectrum allocation.

And the Left parties raised the issue of West Bengal-based Saradha Group, which is accused of duping depositors.

As the din continued, chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the upper house till 12 noon.

Similar scenes had played out in the upper house Wednesday as well. The house was first adjourned till noon, then till 2 p.m., and finally for the day.



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