Senior Congress Leader Anand Sharma and 8 other members recently reelected as RajyaSabha Members took oath to the constitution
- Anand Sharma – Congress party Senior Leader reelected to the Council of States from Himachal Pradesh.He took the affirmation before the Chairman Hamid Ansari.
- Congress Leader Pratap Singh Bajwa from Punjab who was elected by the party after Amrinder Singh
- NareshGujral – SAD from Punjab
- Shamsher Singh Dullo – Congress from Punjab
- Shwatt Malik – BJP party from Punjab
- Ripun Bora – Congress party from Assam
- RaneeNarah – Congress party from Assam
- K Somaprasad – CPM from Kerala
- Jharna Das Baidya – CPM from Tripura
All the 8 Rajya Members took Affirmation of Allegiance before the Chairman to the Constitution.
Chairman Ansari views:
- Extended a cordial welcome to reelected and newly elected members
- Looked forward to their valuable contribution to the functioning of Parliament
About the Rajya Sabha or upper house:
- The maximum members of Rajya Sabha are 250 whereas currently 245 are elected.
- In which 233 members are elected by state and territorial legislatures using single transferable vote and remaining 12 are nominated by the President.