Panaji: Goa legislative assembly on Monday condoled the death of senior congress leader and former union minister S Jaipal Reddy.
Reddy, 77, passed away on Sunday.
Speaker of Legislative Assembly Rajesh Patnekar moved a condolence motion on the floor of the House.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant speaking on the motion said that Reddy’s contribution to the country has been enormous. He condoled the death of Reddy.
Senior Congress leader and Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro termed Reddy as “well studied, eloquent and highly respected.”
“His power of speech was second to none. I was shocked when I got the news that he is no more,” said Faleiro adding that the country has lost a good leader in the form of Reddy.
Others including MGP MLA Sudin Dhavalikar spoke on the motion.