RAJYA SABHA VALEDICTORY REMARKS – 231 st

MR. CHAIRMAN
: Hon’ble Members, we come to the close
of the 231
st
Session of the Rajya Sabha, which
commenced on the 9
th
We welcomed
54
newly elected/re

elected
Members and one nominated Member
to
the House
i
n
this Session
.
The Prime Minister and his Council of
Ministers were also introduced to the House.
of June, 2014. The three day
Session began with the President’s Address
to both the
Houses of Parliament, which was discussed in the form
of Motion of Thanks spread over two days.
More than
40
Members participated in the debate and the
discussion lasted for about
12
hours.
I commend the
Members for the constructive manner i
n which they
participated in the discussion.
Obituary reference
s were made to the passing
away of a Union Cabinet Minister, one sitting and six
former Members of this House. A reference was also
made to the tragic incident of drowning of students of
an Engineering College in Hyderabad in river Beas in
Mandi District o
f Himachal Pradesh.

I have asked the Secretary

General to make
available the statistical information relating to this
Session.
I thank the Leader of the House, the Leader of
the Opposition, the Leaders of various Parties and
Groups, and
all
the Members for the cooperation
extended by them that enabled the smooth conduct
of the proceedings of the House.
I also thank the Deputy Chairman and officers
and staff of the Secretariat for their help and
cooperation.
The National Song,
(”
Vande Mataram”
to be played
.)
MR. CHAIRMAN
: The House stands adjourned
sine d

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