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Lok Sabha adjourns after tributes to sitting MP on Friday

Press Trust of India
Mar 01, 2013 at 02:20pm IST

New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday after condoling the death of sitting member Mukesh Gadhvi. Gadhvi, a first term Congress member from Banaskantha in Gujarat, breathed his last in Ahmedabad this morning. He was 50.

He was a member of Gujarat Assembly for three terms from 1998-2009.

"An active social and political worker, he promoted the cause of education, particularly of the girl child," Speaker Meira Kumar said in her obituary reference as soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day.

Lok Sabha adjourns after tributes to sitting MP

The House also mourned the loss of lives in a major fire that broke out in a market in Kolkata on Wednesday.

The House also mourned the loss of lives in a major fire that broke out in a market in Kolkata on Wednesday. Members observed silence for a while as a mark of respect to the memory of the departed.

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