45 newly elected RS members take oath; Naidu urges them to uphold guidelines

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 22

With 45 newly elected taking oath as Rajya Sabha members, RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu at present urged them to uphold guidelines and procedures of the House, whereas discharging their duties as lawmakers of the nation.

Suggesting the MPs to carry themselves accountable with regard to their conduct each inside and outdoors the House to boost the standing of Parliament amongst folks, the Chairman requested to query themselves on the finish of every day in the course of the session whether or not they acted to boost the dignity of the establishment and was their conduct moral in the course of the inter-session interval. “Answers to these simple questions will guide you on the right path,” he added.

Cautioning the newly elected MPs to not fall prey to the temptation of disrupting the House proceedings for short-term features, he stated as a substitute they need to take heed to their duty towards enhancing the standing of the apex legislature in public esteem. The Chairman additionally urged to the 36 first-time members of the Rajya Sabha to boost their data in regards to the historical past and contribution of the House over the last 68 years, the targets and course of freedom wrestle, making of the Constitution and the functioning of the Parliamentary establishments by studying normal books.

Fortyfive of the 61 MPs, who have been elected to the House throughout biennial elections from 20 states, took oath. Twelve sitting members re-elected embody Sharad Pawar, Digvijaya Singh, Bhubaneswar Kalita, Prem Chand Gupta, Harivansh and Ramdas Athawale. Those elected for the primary time to the RS embody Mallikarjun Kharge, former Congress chief of the House within the 16th LS, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Deepender Hooda and KC Venugopal.

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