- Apprentice Lawyer
Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will take oath at 11 AM as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.
Rajya Sabha's daily business has Former Chief Justice of India's oath taking as the first business of the day.
Yesterday, academic Madhu Purnima Kishwar filed a PIL against the nomination of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi was nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Monday i.e. March 16, 2020 by the President of India. CJI Ranjan Gogoi is the first Chief Justice of India to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha, although he is not the first Chief Justice of India to enter Rajya Sabha.
Former Chief Justice of India Ranganath Misra, uncle of another Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1998 as a Congress Party MP after he had retired as the Chief Justice of India in 1991.
Speaking to the Press from Guwahati, Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi had said that he is accepting the nomination because of strong conviction, that the legislature and the Judiciary must at some point of time work together for Nation-building. "My presence in Parliament will be an opportunity to project the views of the Judiciary before the legislature and vice versa", he said.