Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly began today with tributes to departed political leaders of India and later adjourned for a day.
As the assembly members gathered, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik moved the condolence motion over the demise of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, former Tamil Nadu CM M. Karunanidhi and several ex-members of the House.
Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra and BJP legislature party leader KV Singhdeo also supported the condolence motion and paid tributes to the departed leaders.
Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House till tomorrow as a mark of respect to the departed souls.
Notbaly, the 13th session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will have a total of 11 working days and conclude on September 20.