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Kerala Assembly adjourned after paying tribute to Gujral

Posted on Dec 11, 10:05AM | UNI

Kerala Assembly was adjounred for the day after paying homage to former Prime Minister I K Gujral, who died at a hospital in Gurgaon on November 30.

Moving a reference motion, Speaker G Karthikeyan expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Gujral. He hailed Gujral as a distinguished parliamentarian and an illustrious leader.

Gujral, who was born in a family of freedom fighters, participated in the freedom struggle and was imprisoned during the Quit India Movement, he said.

Chief Minidter Oommen Chandy said the country had lost a veteran freedom fighter, a great statesman and an able administrator. Gujral served as India's ambassador to the USSR from 1976 to 1980, he added.

Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan said the country had lost an erudite scholar and a distinguished parliamentarian.

Later, the Speaker adjourned the Assembly for the day.