Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren, DMK chief Tiruchi Siva and BJP’s Syed Zafar Islam have been among the many 15 newly-elected members who took oath in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
On the opening day of the Monsoon session of Parliament that’s being held with a number of restrictions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MPs walked to the designated spot, took the oath however didn’t go for the customary handshake with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
Mr Naidu welcomed them with folded arms as members got here ahead for the oath-taking, signed the register, and walked again to their designated seats, with out approaching different leaders for greetings.
Mr Soren, 76, who had final month examined constructive for the coronavirus, spoke feebly as he took oath in Hindi and was assisted by a Rajya Sabha workers member as he walked to his seat.
Banker-turned-politician, Mr Islam, who was elected to the Upper House from Uttar Pradesh final month, took oath within the identify of God in Hindi.
Mr Siva took oath in Tamil as did his get together colleagues NR Elango and Anthiyur P Selvarasu.
From UP minister Jaiprakash Nishad of BJP additionally took the oath.
Congress chief Phulo Devi Netam, who was elected to the Upper House from Chhattisgarh, took oath in Hindi whereas NCP’s Fauzia Khan took oath in Marathi.
While TRS leaders Ok Keshava Rao took oath in Telugu, his colleague KR Suresh Reddy, who sported a shawl with a picture of his get together president, took oath in English.
TMC chief Dinesh Trivedi and his colleague Arpita Ghosh, M V Shreyams Kumar (LJD), Wanuiroy Kharlukhi (NPP), and Ajit Kumar Bhuyam (Ind) have been the opposite members who took the oath.