The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly on the first day of the Winter Session today, paid rich tributes to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died on December 5 following a prolonged illness. The House was adjourned for the day on mark of respect on demise of
seating member of Assembly Ishwer Dass Dhiman who died on Nov 16 after some illness at his native place at Dhalyira under Bhoranj subdivision of Hamirpur.
The Himachal Pradesh CM Mr. Virbhadra Singh, leader of Opposition Mr. Prem Kumar Dhumal, speaker Brij Behari Lal Butail, Cabinet Minister Ms. Vidya Stokes, Kaul Singh Thakur and Karan Singh paid tribute Mr. Dhiman and Jayalaithaa. Mr. Singh said that Mr. Dhiman elected consecutively for six-time sitting and served as education minister twice during last to BJP member. He said that Jayalalithaa was a versatile leader who displayed resolve through administration and public welfare schemes. Starting her career as a leading actor, she became chief minister for five times because of her popularity, he said.
BJP chief whip Mr. Suresh Bhardwaj said that Mr. Dhiman served as teacher for 31 yrs and elected six time for eight legislative assembly
to present 12th assembly. BJP leader Mr. Satpal Sati, Rajiv Bindhal, Ravinder Singh Ravi, Ajay Agnihotri, Congress member Mr. Kuldeep
Singh, Mehashwer Singh were among who paid tributes to departing soul.
As a mark of respect towards state legislator Dhiman, the assembly was adjourned for the day after leaders across party lines paid rich
tributes to him for almost one hour. The five-day winter session of the assembly, which began here on Monday, is likely to be stormy as the opposition BJP is set to corner the ruling Congress over corruption charges against the Chief Minister and delay in execution of central projects.