New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Raghav Chadha, Ashok Mittal and Sanjeev Arora on Monday took oath as members of the Rajya Sabha from Punjab.
Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu administered the oath to the newly-elected AAP members in his chamber at the Parliament House, PTI reported.
The three AAP leaders were elected unopposed from Punjab earlier in March as no other political party had nominated any candidate from the state for the Rajya Sabha elections.
“I, Raghav Chadha, having been elected a member of the Council of States do swear in the name of God that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India and….,” Chadha tweeted sharing the video of him taking oath.
Chadha, a senior leader of the AAP, is considered to have played a significant role in his party’s stupendous victory in the Punjab Assembly elections.
He was co-incharge of the AAP’s political affairs in Punjab when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led party contested the assembly polls and emerged victorious winning 92 seats.
Mittal is the founder of Phagwara-based Lovely Professional University (LPU), the first private university in the state and one of the largest in India.
Arora, a businessman from Ludhiana, runs the Krishna Pran Breast Cancer Charitable Trust, which he founded after his parents lost their lives to cancer.
The trust of Arora, who is also on the governing board of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, has treated more than 160 cancer patients free of cost.
Besides, he is also a member of the apex council of the Punjab Cricket Association.