Chennai: Music composer Ilayaraja took oath as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha today.
Those who excel in various fields are nominated as members of Rajya Sabha by the President. Accordingly, music composer Ilayaraja, athlete PT Usha, screenwriter V. Vijayendra Prasad and Virendra Hegde were appointed as nominated members of the Rajya Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the selected candidates.
In this case, the monsoon session of Parliament started a few days ago. Then the nominated members of the Rajya Sabha took oath. However, Ilayaraja could not attend the swearing-in ceremony as he had gone to America to participate in a concert.
Following this, Ilayaraja returned to Chennai on the 19th. In this case, Ilayaraja was sworn in as Rajya Sabha MP today. Rajya Sabha members congratulated him by knocking on the table as he was sworn in in Tamil.
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