Rekha takes oath, attends House

Rekha takes oath, attends House

Rekha takes oath, attends House
Actress Rekha on Tuesday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha, becoming yet another personality from the tinsel town to enter the portals of Parliament.

Clad in golden brown saree and matching high-heels, the 57-year-old actor arrived in the Upper House at 10:57 am and was immediately surrounded by members who greeted her profusely.

She was greeted with thumping of desks when her name was called for taking oath.
“I, Rekha Ganeshan” she said, swearing in the name of God in her brief oath in English. Ansari remarked “welcome” as she walked up to him after taking oath and greeted him with folded hands.

After signing the member register, she greeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley and other leaders before walking to her alloted seat No 99.

Her “Silsila” rival, Jaya Bachchan of the Samajwadi Party, who entered the House before her, occupied her new seat and was engrossed in the day’s agenda and the two ladies of Bollywood did not greet each other. Rekha sat in the House for around 20 minutes.

Rekha, who was nominated to the Upper House on April 26 along with Sachin Tendulkar, met the chairman and the prime minister in Parliament before taking oath.