LS, RS adjourned after paying homage to DMK chief

Chennai: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was today adjourned after paying obituary references to DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who passed away on Monday.

The Home Ministry had also announced that the national flag will fly at half mast in Delhi, all State capitals and across Tamilnadu today as a mark of respect to Karunanidhi.

The Government of India will observe State mourning across the country today and there will be no official entertainment during the day, a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

The Tamilnadu government also announced a seven-day mourning following the death of former Chief Minister.

The Indian national flag would fly half mast during this period and all government-related functions would be cancelled, Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan said.

The orders were issued by Chief Minister K Palaniswami following the death of the veteran leader, she said in a statement.