TIL Desk/National/New Delhi/ Former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as Rajya Sabha member on Thursday amid protest by Congress members and few other political parties. After taking oath, Justice (Retired) Gogoi accepted greetings of all the members present in the House saying “namaste” with folded hands.
As soon as Chairman of the House M. Venkaiah Naidu made announcement for the swearing-in to begin for Gogoi as nominated member, Congress, DMK, CPM and IUML others stood up at their places and shouted slogans. Congress leader Anand Sharma and Jairam Ramesh started shouting slogans and even yelled over the announcement being made. It was thereafter followed by other members.
When Justice (Retired) Gogoi walked toward the Well of the House, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram shouted slogans and started moving out of the House which was followed by other Congress members. The DMK, CPM and IUML members also joined. While Gogoi was taking oath, the House reverberated with protest slogans and it felt silent when Congress, DMK, CPM and IUML members walked out. Then Naidu said: “This is not done..it is unfair… very unfair.”