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Both Houses of Parliament adjourned for the day as mark of respect to Jayalalithaa

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parliament-house-262NEW DELHI : Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day today as a mark of respect to J Jayalalithaa, who passed away in Chennai last night.

In her obituary reference, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumithra Mahajan described Jayalalithaa as a true leader of the masses and a multifaceted personality. She said, in her demise, the country has lost a highly popular and eminent public persona.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohd Hamid Ansari said, the country has lost a prominent leader, a distinguished parliamentarian and an able administrator. He said, as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, her contributions towards the economic development of the state and social welfare of the poorer segments will be remembered long and cherished.

Mr Ansari said, her demise is an irreparable loss to the people of India. Members in both the Houses observed silence to pay homage to the memory of the departed leader.Jayalalithaa was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1984 to 1989.

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