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Rajya Sabha pays tributes to Hugo Chavez

IANS  New Delhi, March 07, 2013
First Published: 14:05 IST(7/3/2013) | Last Updated: 14:11 IST(7/3/2013)

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday paid tributes to former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez by observing a minute's silence in his memory.

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As soon as the house met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari asked members to pay their tributes to the charismatic leader, who died of cancer in a military hospital in Caracas on Tuesday.

He said Chavez's rule strengthened relations between India and Venezuela.

The house observed a minute's silence in his memory before proceeding with question hour.


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