Subramanian Swamy, Mary Kom take oath as members of Rajya Sabha
There are 12 seats of nominated members in the Rajya Sabha of which seven are vacant at present.
New Delhi: Former union minister Subramanian Swamy and Olympic medallist Mary Kom were administered their oath of membership of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
Former MP and cricket commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu, journalist Swapan Dasgupta, Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi and economist Narendra Jadhav have also been nominated by the Prime Minister's Office for the Rajya Sabha membership.
On Monday, nine newly-elected members, of them five from the Congress, were sworn in.
The members from Congress included Anand Sharma, who won his seat from Himachal Pradesh, Ranee Narah and Ripun Bora from Assam, and Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo from Punjab.
Two members were from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M): Jharna Das Baidya from Tripura, and K Somaprasad from Kerala.
Besides, Shiromani Akali Dal member Naresh Gujral and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member from Punjab Shwet Malik were also sworn in.