Kerala, Tamil Nadu Assemblies pay homage to Krishna Iyer

Friday, Dec 5, 2014,19:13 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | As a mark of respect to eminent jurist V R Krishna Iyer, who died yesterday, Kerala Assembly today adjourned without transacting any business scheduled for the day.
As soon as the House assembled, Deputy Speaker N Sakthan said the House was adjourning as a mark of respect to Iyer, who was a member of the first Kerala Assembly.
Iyer was elected to the Assembly from Thalassery constituency in north Kerala in 1957, when for the first time in the world the Communists came to power through ballot. Iyer served as minister in the E M S Namboodiripad ministry of 1957-58 holding key portfolios like Home and Irrigation.

TN Assembly pays tribute to Justice Krishna Iyer
Chennai | Members of the Tamil Nadu Assembly today paid tributes to eminent jurist V R Krishna Iyer and eulogised his contributions to the judiciary. As soon as the House met, Speaker P Dhanapal moved the obituary reference and asked the members to observe a minute’s silence as a mark of respect to Iyer. Iyer passed away at a private hospital at Kochi yesterday following multiple organ failure.