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Somnath Chatterjee


Explained: How India came to have live telecast of Parliament proceedings

March 03, 2021 9:08 am

Lok Sabha TV is the older of the two — it started operating on July 24, 2006. The channel’s vision, according to its website, is to reach the "live proceedings of the Parliament House…to every household”.

Manmohan Singh: Somnath Chatterjee saved Constitution during no-trust vote

August 29, 2018 11:03 am

Manmohan Singh said Chatterjee showed that he loved his party, but the party was not above these constitutional values. “Such was the man who presided over Lok Sabha,” Singh said at a condolence meeting for Chatterjee, held at the India International Centre.

A Speaker for the people

August 16, 2018 12:13 am

Somnath Chatterjee’s stewardship of the 14th Lok Sabha will serve as a benchmark, to guide leaders of all institutions

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies, family shuts door on party

August 14, 2018 7:14 am

Somnath Chatterjee’s daughter, Anushila Basu, said the CPI(M) wanted to take his body to the party headquarters at Alimuddin Street, but they refused to allow it.

Somnath-da's role as Speaker is sorely missed today: Sitaram Yechury

August 14, 2018 7:31 am

Sitaram Yechury on Somnath Chatterjee: His wise counsel will also be sorely missed because we have a serious undermining of Parliamentary institution as well as procedures.

Somnath Chatterjee never wrote to CPI(M) with return request

August 14, 2018 7:34 am

The impression among party leaders in New Delhi is that Chatterjee’s family was against him writing to the party and urging it to re-induct him.

Comrade with a view

August 14, 2018 12:18 am

Somnath Chatterjee’s differences with CPM highlighted contradictions that still plague the party

Somnath Chatterjee's body to be donated to Kolkata's SSKM Hospital

August 13, 2018 10:21 pm

In 2010, former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu's body was also donated for medical research to the hospital, as per an oath taken by him on April 4, 2003. His eyes had been harvested soon after his death.

WATCH | 'Worst period of my life': When Somnath Chatterjee got emotional in Lok Sabha

August 13, 2018 1:29 pm

Somnath Chatterjee appealed to MPs: "I want this institution, which I have been associated with for nearly 40 years to function and for democracy to be strengthened. I am going back with a lot of pain and agony from this House."

Somnath Chatterjee, the 'headmaster' who rose above party lines to conduct Lok Sabha

August 13, 2018 4:36 pm

At a time when we look for personalities who rise over partisan views and party affiliations at the constitutional posts, the demise of Somnath Chatterjee, the 14th Speaker of Lok Sabha, is a grave loss.


The final journey of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee

August 14, 2018 9:40 am

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away on Monday morning following multiple organ failure.

Somnath Chatterjee dead: Rare and unseen photos from his political journey

August 14, 2018 9:28 am

Chatterjee, who was associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), served as Lok Sabha Speaker from 2004 to 2009 during the UPA-I rule.


Somnath Chatterjee will be remembered for always being above party politics

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

The best example of his non-partisan behaviour is, of course, from 2008 during the Indo-US nuclear deal. Read more: