Rajya Sabha Adjourned For Demise Of Congress Member

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New Delhi:  Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day today as a mark of respect towards sitting Congress member Praveen Rashtrapal, who died this morning after suffering a heart attack.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari announced the news of the demise of Rashtrapal and after paying respects to the departed soul adjourned the House for the day as a mark of respect.

Rashtrapal was a member of upper house from Gujarat. He became member of Rajya Sabha in April 2006 and was re-elected in April 2012.He was also elected to the 13th Lok Sabha in October 1999.

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Rashtrapal retired as Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax and was also associated with the trade union movement of Income Tax employees.

PTI