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Lok Sabha adjourns

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Proceedings of the were adjourned for the day after paying tributes to sitting member Vinod Khanna, Union minister Anil Dave and some former members who passed away recently.

As the House on the first day of the monsoon session, leader Farooq Abdullah and leader P K Kunhalikutty took oath as members of

While Farooq won the seat bypoll, Kunhalikutty registered victory from Malappuram constituency. Abdullah took oath in Kashmiri, while Kunhalikutty preferred English.

Actor-politician Khanna, who was a member from Gurdaspur, passed away in April at the age of 70. Dave (60), Union minister for Environment and Forest, passed away in May.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, while making the obituary references, also condemned the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims and described it as a "cowardly" act.

Just before the proceedings began, Prime Minister Modi, External Affairs Minister and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar greeted leaders from various parties including Sonia Gandhi, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Farooq.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 12:57 IST