March 02, 2024 02:22 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Delhi court orders Bloomberg to take down 'defamatory' article against Zee | 9 injured as IED blast rocks Bengaluru's Rameshwaram Cafe, CM Siddaramaiah confirms | India expresses 'deep shock' over Israeli soldiers killing civilians at Gaza aid distribution point | 'Raised issues of state': Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata | Two SFI leaders among those arrested in connection with Kerala student death case
Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, who is defeated in Amethi, takes oath for a fourth consecutive term as Lok Sabha member

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, who is defeated in Amethi, takes oath for a fourth consecutive term as Lok Sabha member

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Jun 2019, 11:36 am

New Delhi, June 17 (IBNS): Congress supremo Rahul Gandhi on Monday took oath as the member of the 17th Lok Sabha here.

Defeated in a popular Gandhi bastion Amethi, which was represented by him for several terms, Rahul Gandhi won the polls from Wayanad seat this time.

The Congress tweeted: "Congress President @RahulGandhi takes oath for a fourth consecutive term as a member of the Lok Sabha."

Rahul suffered a jolt in the polls from Amethi. He was defeated by Union Minister Smriti Irani.

He represented Amethi for three terms from 2004 to 2019. 

Gandhi's oath taking was greeted by thumping of desks by Congress and other opposition members.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was present in the House. 
His mother Sonia Gandhi, who represents Rae Bareli, is likely to take oath on Tuesday along with other lawmakers from Uttar Pradesh.

As per convention, after Prime Minister and Union Ministers, members are called for oath taking in alphabetical manner from the states they represent.

Gandhi had missed the morning session of the first session of the new House.

BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya had tweeted saying: "As the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha begins, Rahul Gandhi is nowhere to be seen. Such respect for India’s democracy".

Congress president, who was out of station, returned to the capital on Monday morning. 

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.