Naidu breaks down remembering Jaipal Reddy
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu broke down as he made obituary reference on the passing away of the former member of the House while remembering 40 years of personal association with late Congress leader S. Jaipal Reddy.
He said, "For 40 years, he had been a friend, a senior and also at times he used to guide me because I am six years younger to him.” “His knowledge, depth of understanding and mastery over various languages were remarkable,” said Naidu while recalling their time spent together.
At the age of 77 early on Sunday, while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad, Former Union Minister and Congress leader from Telangana, Jaipal Reddy passed away. As a mark of respect, the House mourned the death of Reddy and observed silence.
His days in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly when he shared bench with Jaipal Reddy and raised people's cause were remembered by the Chairman. Various issues over breakfast before the sittings of the House started were discussed by them.
The country has lost a veteran parliamentarian and an outstanding orator, and also an able administrator in the passing away of Jaipal Reddy, said Naidu. Jaipal Reddy was a member of the Lok Sabha five times, four-time MLA and two-time Rajya Sabha member.