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Venkaiah Naidu asks MPs not to talk during obituary references

Soon after the House mourned the death of a former member, Naidu said he noticed that some were engrossed in discussions when the obituary reference was being read by the Chair.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2018 13:12 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
M Venkaiah Naidu,Rajya Sabha,AIADMK
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu addresses an event at KPC Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.(PTI)

Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, who has been attempting to ensure discipline in the House, on Tuesday asked the members not to talk when obituary references are being made.

Soon after the House mourned the death of a former member, Naidu said he noticed that some were engrossed in discussions when the obituary reference was being read by the Chair.

He asked the members to refrain from doing saying it sent a wrong message.

Earlier, the House mourned the death of its former member R Margabandu on December 28, at the age of 83 years.

An advocate by profession, Margabandu represented Tamil Nadu in the Upper House from July 1995 to July 2001. He was the leader of the AIADMK party in the House.

In the passing away of Margabandu, the country has lost a distinguished parliamentarian and a noted lawyer, Naidu said in his obituary reference.

Members stood in silence as a mark of respect for the departed soul.

First Published: Jan 02, 2018 13:11 IST