Rajya Sabha Members Take Oath Of Office
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Newly elected Rajya Sabha members took oath of office in presence of Vice-President Hamid Ansari in the national capital on Tuesday. Out of the 57 seats falling vacant, polls were held only for 27 seats earlier this month. 11 seats were won by the Bharatiya Janata Party, six went to the Congress, seven to the Samajwadi Party, two to the BSP and one to an independent candidate. Thirty of the 57 seats in the current round of biennial elections were decided without contest.