Former prime minister Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP; Congress leaders Rahul, Sonia Gandhi present

  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha

  • The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu

  • Top Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and Anand Sharma were among those who were present during the oath-taking

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha.

 Former prime minister Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP; Congress leaders Rahul, Sonia Gandhi present

File photo of former prime minister Manmohan Singh. PTI

The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.

Top Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and Anand Sharma were among those who were present during the oath-taking in the Chairman's chamber.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and some BJP leaders were also present.

Singh, 86, has come back as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He was elected unopposed as the BJP did not put up a candidate against him.

Singh returned to the Rajya Sabha after a brief gap since his retirement from the Upper House on 14 June this year.

He had earlier represented the state of Assam in Rajya Sabha for a long period.

Updated Date: Aug 23, 2019 12:51:35 IST