At 60, House honours two who saw beginning – Rishang from Manipur and Resham Lal Jangade from Raipur


Maneesh Chhibber : New Delhi, Thu May 10 2012, 00:50 hrs – Indian Express

On Sunday, members of both houses of Parliament will get the opportunity to hear views on the state of India’s democracy from two veterans who have literally seen it all — Rishang Keishing and Resham Lal Jangade, the only surviving members of the first Lok Sabha (1952-57).

Keishing, 93, a former chief minister of Manipur, is now a member of Rajya Sabha. Jangade, a close associate of Babu Jagjivan Ram, lives in a small, two-room home near the Raj Bhawan in Raipur. Speaker Meira Kumar visited him during a visit to Chhattisgarh’s capital in January.

President Pratibha Patil will felicitate both veterans at a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India’s Parliament.

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