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IMAGES: Rekha takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP

Last updated on: May 15, 2012 12:42 IST

IMAGES: Rekha takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP

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Cine superstar Rekha took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, becoming yet another personality from the tinsel town to enter the portals of Parliament.

Clad in golden brown saree and a matching high-heel sandals, the 57-year-old actor of yesteryears arrived in the Upper House at 10.57 am and was immediately surrounded by members who greeted her profusely.

Renowned journalist and nominated member H K Dua offered her his seat no 97 and was seen explaining the procedure before Chairman Hamid Ansari took his seat. She was greeted with thumping of desk when her name was called for taking oath."I Rekha Ganeshan" she said, swearing in the name of God in her brief oath in English.

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Image: Actor Rekha sworn in
Photographs: TV grab

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Ansari remarked "welcome" as she walked up to him after taking oath and greeted him with folded hands.

After signing the member register, she greeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley and other leaders before walking to her alloted seat no. 99.

Her Silsila rival, Jaya Bachchan of the Samajawadi Party, who entered theHouse before her, occupied her new seat and was engrossed in the day's agenda and the two ladies of Bollywood did not greet each other.Rekha, seated next to Anu Aga (Nom), put on headphones as the House took up listed questions. In between she exchanged notes with Javed Akhtar.

Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi was among those who greeted her before the House began.Nineteen minutes and 23 seconds into the proceedings, Rekha stood up, shook hands with Aga and Dua before making a quiet exit from the House.

 



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