Congress leader Ahmed Patel takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
New Delhi: Ahmed Patel, political secretary of Senior Congress leader and party President Sonia Gandhi, on Monday took oath as a Rajya Sabha member.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu administered the oath of office to Patel in his chamber in the presence of Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, Leader of the House Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad and several others.
- Patel was elected to the upper House from Gujarat earlier this month.
- This is his fifth Rajya Sabha term.
It may be mentioned that, Patel won a bitterly fought election on August 9, by defeating his rival Bharatiya Janata Party's Balvantsinh Rajput, a Congress defector.