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In his first comment to the media after his news broke of his nomination to the Rajya Sabha, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi reportedly remarked that he would speak more on why he accepted the President's nomination after he has taken oath as a Member of the Upper House of Parliament.
“Let God give me the strength to have an independent voice in the Parliament." Ranjan Gogoi to Pratidintime.com
Ranjan Gogoi retired from the Supreme Court on November 17, 2019. He began his career in judicial service as a judge of Gauhati High Court in 2001 before being transferred to Punjab & Haryana High Court in 2010.
He was appointed Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court in 2011 before being elevated to the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012. He was appointed the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018.
On Monday evening, the Central Government notified that the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, had nominated Gogoi as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Currently, there are 12 members nominated by the President of India. 11 have already been appointed and the appointment of Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi will complete the list that includes nominated members like Subramanian Swamy, Boxer Mary Kom, Swapan Dasgupta and others.