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“They will welcome me very soon,” says Ranjan Gogoi amid Rajya Sabha’s opposition strike | India News


NEW DELHI: Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as a member of Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid the uproar in the House.

“They will welcome me very soon. There are no critics,” Gogoi told reporters when he left Parliament’s premises after being sworn in as a member of the upper house of parliament. Members of the opposition parties left the House when Gogoi was sworn in.

Meanwhile, the Union Minister, Ravishankar Prasad, welcomed Gogoi at the Rajya Sabha.

President Ram Nath Kovind nominated Gogoi for the Rajya Sabha on March 16.

Gogoi served as the 46th President of the Supreme Court of India from October 3, 2018 to November 17, 2019.

On November 9, 2019, a bank of five judges headed by him had issued the verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi case, which was long overdue.

Before leaving the office, Gogoi had said that the question of the pendency of cases in Indian courts is widely used to “tear down the institution.”

In his letter to the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) he had stated that a part of him would always remain on the Supreme Court of India.

(With contributions from agencies)

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