RS adjourned for the day after paying tributes to Jayalalithaa
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after paying tributes to Jayalalithaa
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday after paying tributes to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died in Chennai on Monday night.
As the house assembled for the day, Chairman Mohmmad Hamid Ansari read out the obituary reference for the iconic leader.
Ansari described Jayalalithaa as an "accomplished and prolific" artiste who contributed immensely for the film industry.
He said the AIADMK leader was an "imminent public figure and a charismatic personality", and her work will be remembered for a long time.
In her death "the country has lost a prominent leader, a distinguished parliamentarian and an able administrator", Ansari said.
The Chairman also termed her death as "an irreparable loss to India".
The house then observed silence for a few moments before being adjourned for the day.
Jayalalithaa died at 11.30 p.m. on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday.