The former CJI Ranjan Gogoi was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind on March 16
New Delhi: Three days after he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind, former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as member of Rajya Sabha.
Gogoi's nomination was announced by the ministry of home affairs in a notification issued on Monday night. The vacancy was created after the retirement of KTS Tulsi.
A report on Economic Times stated that a notification announcing his nomination to the Upper House was issued by the ministry of home affairs on Monday night.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that article, the President is pleased to nominate Shri Ranjan Gogoi to the Council of States to fill the vacancy caused due to the retirement of one of the nominated members," a notification issued by the home ministry said.
Ranjan Gogoi who headed benches has pronounced several key judgments including the sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case, Rafale fighter jet deal and entry of women in Sabarimala temple.
Gogoi (65) retired as CJI in November last year after a tenure of a little over 13 months and became the first former CJI to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
Amid uproar by opposition members, Gogoi reached the designated spot to take the oath on Thursday. The opposition members raised slogans prompting chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to say that it was unbecoming of members.
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Last Updated Mar 19, 2020, 12:33 PM IST