BJP gets 2 more seats in upper house after winning bypolls in Guj

Last Modified Tuesday, 9 July 2019 (12:58 IST)
Dr S Jaishankar takes oath as member
 
New Delhi: External  Affairs Minister on Monday took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha. 
The 1977-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer took oath in English following which he greeted the Chairman and other members present in the House.

Dr Jaishankar, the former top diplomat, was elected to the Upper House from Gujarat on Saturday when the by-election was held for two seats in the state.
 
He has been appointed as External Affairs Minister in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government's  second term. During the first term of the  Modi Government, Dr Jaishankar was appointed as Foreign Secretary.
 
Jugal Singh Mathur takes oath as member of Rajya Sabha
 
BJP  member from on Tuesday took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu administered the oath to  Mr Mathur in Hindi.  He  was elected to the Upper House of Parliament from Gujarat in bypolls held on July  5. (UNI)