Parliamentary Proceedings Adjourned As A Mark Of Respect For M. Karunanidhi
New Delhi: Both houses of Parliament viz. the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, were adjourned on Wednesday as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu CM and DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, who passed away on Tuesday evening after prolonged illness.
The adjournment of both the houses is a landmark in itself and sets an exemplar as this is the first time both the houses have been adjourned as a mark of respect for the demise of a leader, who was neither a member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha.
The decision to adjourn the proceedings was taken at a meeting presided by Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and the floor leaders of all the parties. It was unanimously agreed by all the parties that the functioning of the Parliament must be suspended in the memory of M. Karunanidhi who was one of the greatest political figures in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flown to Chennai to pay his last respects to the departed leader. He also met Karunanidhi’s son MK Stalin and daughter Kanimozhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Hall.
Meanwhile, the Madras high court has granted DMK’s plea and directed the Tamil Nadu government to allot space for the burial of former CM and DMK president M Karunanidhi on Marina Beach.