Of the 57 newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs, 27 took oath on Friday. These 27 MPs from 10 states took oath in 9 languages. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has said that those who have not taken oath will also be able to vote in the Rajya Sabha. He said that the protocol of Covid 19 will be followed even in the monsoon session of Parliament.
These members took oath
Those who took oath of membership of the Upper House on Friday include Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Corporate Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal. Apart from these, Jairam Ramesh, Mukul Wasnik, Jayant Chaudhary, Surendra Singh Nagar also took oath of membership of Rajya Sabha.
27 MPs from 10 states took oath in 9 languages
Recently 57 MPs were elected in the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha. Of these, 27 MPs took oath in the presence of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in his chamber. Of these members, 12 took oath in Hindi, 4 in English, 2 in Sanskrit, 2 in Kannada, 2 in Marathi, 2 in Odia. One member each also took oath in Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
All elected MPs will be able to vote in the presidential election
During the discussion after the swearing in, it was asked whether the newly elected MPs of the Upper House, who have not taken oath, would be able to exercise their franchise in the Presidential election, M Venkaiah Naidu clarified that yes, they would also be able to vote. . Let us tell you that the voting for the Presidential election is to be held on 18th July.
Oath is necessary to participate in the proceedings of the House
Shri Naidu said that those who have been declared elected in the Rajya Sabha will be considered as members of the House. The oath of membership of the House is mandatory only to participate in the activities of the House and to participate in the committees.
14 out of 57 re-elected members
Of the 57 newly elected MPs, 14 are those who have been re-elected. These include Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Jairam Ramesh, Vivek K Tanha, Mukul Wasnik, Surendra Singh Nagar, Dr K Laxman, Dr Laxmikant Vajpayee, Jayant Chaudhary, Kalpana Saini, Sulata Dev and R Dharmar.
Covid rules will be followed in monsoon session also
Addressing the newly elected MPs, the Chairman of the Upper House Shri Naidu said that in the coming monsoon session also, the rules of Kovid will be followed. Compliance with social distancing and safety rules will be ensured. He urged the members to maintain the dignity of the House and behave according to the rules. Make full use of the opportunity he gets in the house.