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PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA PAYS HOMAGE TO DECEASED EMINENT PERSONALITIES, FREEDOM FIGHTERS

PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA PAYS HOMAGE TO DECEASED EMINENT PERSONALITIES, FREEDOM FIGHTERS

 

Chandigarh, November 6: Punjab Chief Minister and CLP leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday led the Vidhan Sabha in paying homage to several eminent personalities who had passed away since the last session, including former Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.

A two-minute silence was observed in the memory of the departed souls as a mark of respect, during the obituary references when the House re-assembled for the second half of the Special (Ninth) session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha.

Speaker Rana Kanwarpal Singh proposed that homage be paid to all those members who had passed away since the previous session. After the obituary references to the 16 eminent personalities, he passed a resolution for conveying the condolences of the House to their respective families. The resolution was passed by voice vote.

Besides Jaitley and Swaraj, the House paid its respects to MLA Mukerian Rajnish Kumar Babbi, ex-Member Parliament Sukhdev Singh Libra, ex-Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Singh Dhuri and former Punjab President of BJP Kamal Sharma, along with freedom fighters namely Mukhtyar Singh, Sita Singh, Gurdial Singh, Munsha Singh and Nirmal Singh. Tributes were also paid by the House to freedom fighters Jeewan Singh and Hari Krishan respectively on the request of MLA Hardyal Singh Kamboj and MLA Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal, respectively.

The House also remembered former Punjab cadre IAS officer Padam Shri Sarbjeet Singh and Member Punjab Public Service Commission Dr. Harbhajan Singh Deol.  Apart from this, the Speaker also proposed that homage be paid to Kamal Arora, the brother of MLA Sunam Aman Arora.

On the request of MLA Sultanpur Lodhi Navtej Singh Cheema, the Speaker also consented to include the name of SGPC’s Executive Committee Member Shingara Singh Lohian, who passed away on November 4.

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