New Delhi , Mar 19 : Former chief justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday was sworn in as member of the Rajya Sabha.
As Gogoi reached the designated spot to take the oath, opposition members raised slogans prompting Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to say that it was unbecoming of members.
Gogoi, who headed benches that heard important and sensitive cases such as the Ayodhya land title dispute, the Rafale case, the Assam NRC issue and the Sabarimala matter, was nominated to the Upper House by the government Monday.
“I have accepted the offer of the nomination to the Rajya Sabha because of strong conviction that the legislature and judiciary must, at some point of time, work together for nation-building,” he had earlier told an Assamese news channel.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in Lok Sabha today for consideration and passing. Congress MP Ramya Haridas has given an Adjournment Motion Notice in the Lower House over the ‘government’s decision seeking call data records of all mobile subscribers’.
(With agency inputs)