Rajmata, Akali MP miss out on oath
The process of oath-taking by the newly
elected members of the twelfth Lok Sabha concluded today, with
as many as 537 MPs affirming their resolve to uphold the principles
enshrined in the Constitution.
Only two members -- Prem Singh Lalpura of the Akali Dal and
Vijayraje Scindia of the Bharatiya Janata Party -- could
not take their oaths. While the Rajmata is ill and unable to
travel, no explanation was available for Lalpura's absence.
Lalpura was reported to have resigned his assembly seat yesterday
following his election to the Lok Sabha.
While 535 members had taken their oaths when the oath-taking
session ended earlier in the day, two other members -- K H
Muniyappa and S Gangadhar, both from the Congress -- were sworn
While 380 members were sworn in yesterday, 157 members
were sworn in today.
Prominent members who took their oaths today included Madhavrao Scindia, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Tariq Anwar, Rajesh
Pilot, Murasoli Maran, T R Baalu and former speaker Balram
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