Ranjan Gogoi to take oath as Rajya Sabha member today
Three days after he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind, former chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is expected to take oath as a Member of Parliament (MP) on Thursday. Gogoi's nomination was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs in a notification issued on Monday night.
According to the notification, the president utilised the power conferred to him by "sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of Article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that article" to nominate Ranjan Gogoi to the Upper House of Parliament. Sources say that former CJI Gogoi will take the oath at 11 am on March 19. He will be filling the vacancy created after the retirement of jurist KTS Tulsi.
Ranjan Gogoi, aged 65, retired as the chief justice of India in November of last year after a tenure of 13 months. During his time in the Supreme Court, the court delivered landmark judgements on the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the entry of women in Kerala's Sabarimala temple and the Rafale jet deal along with Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC).