New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha today where the Opposition except the Samajwadi Party walked out in protest in the middle of the oath.
“They will welcome me very soon,” Justice Gogoi said later, unfazed by the unprecedented booing during his swearing in.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came to back him saying, ” Rajya Sabha has a great tradition of many eminent persons coming from diverse fields, including former Chief Justices. Justice Gogoi who has taken oath today will surely contribute his best. It was grossly unfair to do that (Congress walkout).”
The chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu slammed the opposition’s absurd behaviour.
Naidu said, “There were established rules and precedents for the appointment and the opposition was not right to behave this way.”
President Ram Nath Kovind nominated Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha on March 16.