Former CJI appointed as Rajya Sabha member

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For the first time in the country’s history, the Union government has nominated the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha.

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A notification to this effect was issued by the home ministry today said: “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of Article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that article, the President is pleased to nominate Ranjan Gogoi to the Council of States to fill the vacancy caused due to the retirement of one of the nominated members,”

It may be recalled that 5-Judges bench headed by the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi had delivered his last judgement in the Ram Janmabhumi-Babri Masjid case. He was appointed in a post vacated by KTS Tulsi due to his retirement.

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