New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for one hour on Thursday after paying tributes to sitting member Balli Durga Prasad Rao who died while undergoing treatment for COVID-19.
As soon as the House met for the day at 3 pm, Speaker Om Birla mentioned Rao's death and paid tributes to him. The members stood in silence for a brief duration as a mark of respect.
The Speaker then adjourned the proceedings till 4 pm.
Rao, who represented Tirupati constituency in Andhra Pradesh, was battling COVID-19 for over a month and died on Wednesday at a hospital in Chennai. The 65-year old YSRCP MP was admitted to hospital last month. PTI RAM RAM RDM RDM