Actor and Hindupur MLA, Balakrishna, paid rich tributes to late former prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in Andhra Pradesh (AP) Assembly, whose monsoon session began today. A resolution was passed in memory of Vajpayee. Starting his speech with a sanskrit sloka, Balakrishna said that such ones as Vajpayee are considered as great people. He lauded the former prime minister for his services to the nation. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in the Assembly, like Manikyala Rao, also paid rich tributes to the leader.