Mumbai: Eleven members of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, including three each from ruling Congress and NCP, were sworn in on Tuesday.
Those who took oath include Sanjay Dutt, Sharad Ranpise and Manikrao Thakre (all Congress); Jaidev Gaikwad, Narendra Patil and Amarsinh Pandit (all NCP), and Vinayak Raut and Anil Parab (both Shiv Sena).
Peasants and Workers? Party MLC Jayant Patil and BJP members Vijay Girkar and Ashish Shelar were also sworn in.
Council chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh administered the oath. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Harshwardhan Patil were among those present.
All the 11 candidates, who had filed nominations for the Council polls got elected unopposed earlier this month.
Elections were scheduled for July 25 but did not take place as all those who filed papers got elected unopposed.
The elections were necessitated as the term of 11 members of the council, elected by members of the Legislative Assembly, ended on July 27.