New Delhi, July 18 – The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after members paid tribute to their colleague Dalpat Singh Paraste, who died on June 1, and six former MPs who are no more.
After making obituary references on Paraste, sitting member from Shahdol constituency in Madhya Pradesh and six other former members of Lok Sabha including Neil O’Brien, who was a member of the 11th Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for the day.
The House paid tributes to Prabhulal Rawat (eighth and 10 Lok Sabha), Shakeelur Rehman (ninth), Pravin Rashtrapal (13th), K. Anirudhan (fourth) and Rudra Madhab Ray (15th).
The House observed two minutes’ silence as a mark of respect for the departed.
Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the newly-inducted ministers, including Prakash Javadekar who was elevated as a cabinet minister in the rejig earlier this month.
Newly elected Lok Sabha member from Tura in Meghalaya Conrad Sangma of National People’s Party also took oath as MP on Monday.
The Tura seat fell vacant after Conrad’s father and former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma died in March this year.