New Delhi: Members cutting across party lines on Wednesday conveyed their greetings to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on the occasion of her birthday.
Mahajan turned 73 today.
Soon after the House assembled, all members stood up and wished her a very happy birthday.
On behalf of the entire House, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar conveyed greetings to the Speaker on her birthday.
"On behalf of the entire House, I wish you a long and healthy life," he said.
The Speaker in return thanked everyone for their greetings.
On a lighter note, she said she hoped the members would not mind as she has been reprimanding them often while conducting the House.
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Later while asking a supplementary during Question Hour, TRS member Jithender Reddy wished her on her birthday and said a play, based on her book 'Matoshree' and staged in the Parliament House complex yesterday, was very good.
"I hope you too become an icon like Devi Ahilyabai," he said.
The book 'Matoshree', authored by Mahajan, covers the life and times of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar, the Queen of the erstwhile Malwa kingdom in central India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday unveiled the book.
(With PTI inputs)