BJP Sarbananda Sonowal
Sarbananda Sonowal

Union minister and former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday took oath as Rajya Sabha member.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday administered oath to Sonowal and another member L Murugan in his chamber.

Sonowal was elected from Assam and Murugan from Madhya Pradesh in the bye-elections held recently.

While Sonowal took oath in Assamese language, Murugan took oath in Tamil.

Sonowal is the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and also of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

Murugan is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and also in Information and Broadcasting.

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajya Sabha Secretary-General PP K Ramacharyulu and other senior officers of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat were also present on the occasion.

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