Sonia Gandhi, Ashwini Vaishnaw, among 14 sworn in as RS members | India News

NEW DELHI: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw took oath as Rajya Sabha members on Thursday with 12 others from different states like Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.
Sonia Gandhi became the member of upper house from Rajasthan whereas Vaishnaw from Odisha.
Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar administered the oath to them in the new Parliament building.
Congress leaders Ajay Maken and Syed Naseer Hussain became Rajya Sabha MPs from Karnataka, BJP leader R P N Singh from Uttar Pradesh, and BJP member Samik Bhattacharya from West Bengal.
Sanjay Kumar Jha of JD(U), Subhashish Khuntia, Debashish Samantaray and Madan Rathore were among the other who took oath as Rajya Sabha members.
The terms of Odisha and Rajasthan members began on Thursday, while the rest started on Wednesday.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh and secretary general P C Mody also attended the ceremony.
All member took a group photograph with the RS chairman Dhankar after the ceremony.

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