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Arun Jaitley takes oath as Rajya Sabha member for new term

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Jaitley was today sworn in as a member of the for a new six-year term.

Jaitley, who is undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment, was administered the oath of office in the chambers of Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu.

The 65-year-old minister, elected to the of Parliament from last month, was sworn in at a special ceremony because of his health condition.

"Took oath of office as Member representing Uttar Pradesh, April 15, 2018," Jaitley said on

Union Ministers Ananth Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goel, Hardeep S Puri, and Shiv Pratap Shukla, along with of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, were among those present at the ceremony.

Rajya Sabha members Bhupender Yadav, Jagdambika Pal, (now chief minister) and former Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa were also present.

Jaitley had earlier been reappointed of the Rajya Sabha following his election but could not be sworn in along with other members of the because of ill health.

The has not visited his North Block office since April 2.

He underwent at AIIMS on April 9 and has been confined to a controlled environment at home.

He had cancelled his scheduled foreign visits and confirmed his in a tweet.

Jaitley had undergone bariatric to treat weight gain and a long-standing diabetic condition.

The was first performed at in September 2014, but he had to be later moved to AIIMS because of complications.

He had undergone several years ago.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 12:25 IST
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