The five retiring members are V. Maitreyan, D. Raja, K.R. Arjunan, R. Lakshmanan and T. Rathinavel, all from the AIADMK, except for Raja who is a member of the CPI.
Venkaiah Naidu appreciated the contributions of the existing members in the law-making process and public service.
Maitreyan, during his farewell speech, got broke down. "After a long stint of 14 and a half years, this marks my sunset years."