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Tamil Nadu Assembly pays tributes to Kallakurichi spurious liquor deaths, Kuwait blaze victims

The brief session commenced with Speaker M Appavu making obituary references to the departed and the members of the House observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect.
Last Updated : 20 June 2024, 08:27 IST

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Thursday paid tributes to the Kallakurichi victims who died after consuming spurious liquor, those died in the Kuwait blaze and former legislators who passed away.

The brief session commenced with Speaker M Appavu making obituary references to the departed and the members of the House observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect.

Expressing shock over the deaths in the illicit liquor consumption case, the Speaker said the state government was taking steps to contain the sale of spurious liquor and following the incident, Chief Minister M K Stalin initiated steps to provide medical treatment to the affected.

Appavu, who read out the condolence resolution, expressed shock and anguish over the death of innocent lives in the Kuwait blaze, especially seven from Tamil Nadu, and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

The House paid tributes to former lawmakers including N Pugazhendhi, who had represented the Vikravandi assembly constituency, and C Velayuthan, among others, who had passed away.

The House was later adjourned for the day.

Discussions on the demand for grants for various government departments will commence on Friday and the session would conclude on June 29 ahead of the Vikravandi by-poll.

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Published 20 June 2024, 08:27 IST

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