Chennai, Jan 3:
The Tamil Nadu Assembly adjourned for the day on Thursday after paying tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, among others.
The Business Advisory Committee, that met on Wednesday, decided to hold the present session till January 8.
The House made obituary references to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and former Tamil Nadu Governor Bhishma Narain Singh, in addition to noted epigraphist Iravatham Mahadevan, traditional paddy farmer ‘Nel’ Jayaraman, renowned physician Dr. S. Jayachandran, known as ‘Rs. 5 doctor’, and the victims of Cyclone Gaja.
Speaker P. Dhanapal moved resolutions condoling the deaths of late DMK leader M. Karunanidhi and AIADMK MLA A.K. Bose.
The House observed a moment of silence as a mark of respect to the departed leaders and adjourn for the day.
The debate on the motion of thanks on the Governor’s address is scheduled for January 4, 5 and 7.
On January 8, the government will present the first supplementary budget in the House, and the reply to the debate on the motion of thanks on the Governor’s address is also scheduled on the last day of the ongoing session.
MLAs, S.P. Jayaraman and P.N. Periannan.
Speaker R. Avudaiyappan adjourned the House after reading out a condolence message for the two besides other former MLAs who died during the inter-session period.
DMK MLAs Jayaraman and Periannan died last year, prompting by-polls to Vandavasi and Pennagaram, respectively.
This year’s first session of the state Assembly, which started on Wednesday with the customary Governor’s address, will be a short one, scheduled till January 11.