New Delhi, September 18
Rajya Sabha proceedings have been on Friday adjourned for 30 minutes until 9.35 am as a mark of respect to sitting member Ashok Gasti and former nominated member Kapila Vatsyayan, who handed away not too long ago.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu learn out obituary references for Gasti in addition to Vatsyayan.
Gasti, who represented Karnataka, was a primary time Rajya Sabha member. He had taken oath on June 26 this yr and couldn’t even take part within the proceedings of the House, he stated.
Gasti handed away on September 17 on the age of 55, whereas Vatsyanan, who served the House twice, died on September 16 on the age of 91.
Members stood in silence after the obituary references have been readout.
Naidu adjourned the proceedings of the House for 30 minutes as a mark of respect to the reminiscence of the departed.
Traditionally, the proceedings of the House are adjourned for the day when a sitting member dies.
However, given the quick 18-day session being held beneath the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, the proceedings have been adjourned for 30 minutes. PTI