I am guided by Somnath Chatterjee’s tenure as LS Speaker: Sumitra Mahajan

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New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday mourned the death of Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee. She said that Chatterjee was like an elder brother to her. “Somnath Da (Chatterjee) was a big brother to me. Our ideology was different but still, from the time I entered Parliament in '89, I used to see how he used to raise issues while following every rule. His tenure as a speaker was guidance for me,” added Mahajan. Somnath Chatterjee was a 10-time Lok Sabha MP. He was one of the longest-serving parliamentarians in India. He served as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009. Chatterjee won the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1996. Chatterjee, who was admitted in a private hospital on August 10, breathed last on Tuesday. According to doctors he had a cardiac arrest.

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