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PM Modi, other Lok Sabha members take oath

PM Modi, other Lok Sabha members take oath

New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) The first session of 18th Lok Sabha began on Monday with the oath-taking ceremony of newly elected Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, Giriraj Singh, Sarbananda Sonowal, Piyush Goyal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Bhupender Yadav, Kiren Rijiju, Mansukh Mandaviya, Pralhad Joshi, Dr Jitendra Singh, G Kishan Reddy among others took oath as the members of Lok Sabha.
Union Ministers from the NDA partners, H D Kumaraswamy, Chirag Paswan, Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu, Anupriya Patel also took oath as members of Lok Sabha.
About 280 newly elected MPs would take oath today, while the remaining 260 parliamentarians, including Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, will take oath tomorrow (Tuesday).
BJP MPs Radha Mohan Singh and Faggan Singh Kulaste also took the oath as members of the chairperson panel.
However, Congress MP K Suresh, DMK MP T R Balu and Sudip Bandyopadhyay of TMC skipped oath-taking proceedings as panel members.
Earlier today, President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to BJP lawmaker Bhartruhari Mahtab as the Pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
She also appointed Suresh Kodikunnil, Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu, Radha Mohan Singh, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Sudip Bandyopadhyay to assist the Pro-tem Speaker in administering the oath to the newly elected members.
On June 26, the Lok Sabha Speaker will also be elected, followed by President Murmu’s address to a joint sitting of both Houses the next day, June 27. The session will conclude on July three.
Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju said he was positively looking forward to coordination to run Parliament, as the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha got underway.
In a post on X, Rijiju said he shall always be available to assist the members of parliament as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.
"The First Session of the 18th Lok Sabha begins today, the 24th June 2024. I welcome all the newly elected Hon'ble members. I shall be always available to assist the members as minister of parliamentary affairs. I'm positively looking forward to co-ordination to run the house," Rijiju added.
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