The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday paid rich tributes to former Vice-President, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, ex-Union Minister, Digvijay Singh and four former MLAs.
Soon after the House sitting began on the opening day of the monsoon session, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan lauded the services rendered by Shekhawat and mentioned the good work done by Digvijay Singh.
After this, in the absence of the Leader of Opposition, Jamuna Devi, the Deputy Leader of Opposition, Choudhary Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi also spoke of the contribution of the two leaders.
Both Chouhan and Chaturvedi also recalled the services of the four former MLAs and also paid tributes to Major Amit Thenge of the Chhindwara district who recently lost his life while fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
After the tributes were paid, members stood in silence for two minutes in memory of the departed souls and later the house was adjourned for five minutes as a mark of respect for them.