New LS session adjourned after tributes to Munde

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2014 00:28 IST

Union cabinet minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident cast a shadow over Lok Sabha's first sitting on Wednesday, which was adjourned for the day after paying homage to the departed leader.

Proceedings of the House began on a sombre note, after the national anthem was played out, as pro tem speaker Kamal Nath condoled the death of Munde, whom he hailed as "man of the masses".

Immediately after meeting for the day, Nath said the new Lok Sabha "charged with great and heavy responsibilities for the welfare of the country and our people has been elected under the Constitution".

The House, then, observed silence as per tradition.

Later, secretary general P Sreedharan tabled the list of newly-elected members of the 16th Lok Sabha notified by the Election Commission.

Nath sought the sense of the members on whether to take up the oath taking exercise on Thursday. As the members agreed, Nath postponed the exercise for a day.

Before adjourning for the day, the House observed a silence for two minutes as a mark of respect to Munde.

Lok Sabha bulletin said that in the wake of Munde's death on Tuesday, his seat has fallen vacant.

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Earier, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Parliament he thanked the people of the nation for the mandate given to him.

"The government will make all efforts in this temple of democracy to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of people," Modi said.

Congress' Kamal Nath, the senior-most member of the House, took oath as pro-tem speaker at the Rashtrapati Bhavan earlier in the day.

Till a regular speaker is elected, a pro-tem speaker administers oath to a new House and conducts the proceedings.

Nath will preside over the proceedings of the House till the election of the speaker on June 6.

Nath was administered oath by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

As per the earlier schedule, newly-elected members were to be administered oath on Wednesday and on June 5.

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The House could sit late on May 5 and would continue the exercise of oath taking by members till the afternoon of June 6, parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu told reporters on Tuesday.

According to reports, Sumitra Mahajan, an eight-time BJP member of Parliament from Indore, is set to take over as the next speaker of Lok Sabha.

Mahajan will be only the second woman speaker ever after Meira Kumar, who presided over the House for the last five years.

On June 9, President Mukherjee will address the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, laying down the roadmap of the new government.

The discussion on the Motion of Thanks will take place on June 10 and 11 before the session is adjourned sine die.

Rajya Sabha has been convened from June 9.

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