Former PM Manmohan Singh takes oath as Member of Rajya Sabha
New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha. The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were among those who were present during the oath-taking ceremony in the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s chamber here.
Administered oath to Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as Rajya Sabha MP in my Chamber in Rajya Sabha today. pic.twitter.com/RslwhDElNH
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86-year-old Singh has come back as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He was elected unopposed as the BJP did not put up a candidate against him.
The Former Prime Minister returned to the Rajya Sabha after a brief gap since his retirement from the Upper House on June 14 this year. He had earlier represented the state of Assam in Rajya Sabha.
Earlier, Manmohan Singh was a Rajya Sabha member for five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2019 and the country’s Prime Minister for two consecutive terms from 2004 to 2014.