External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who was last week elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, Monday took oath as a member of the Upper House.
Former top diplomat Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Krishnaswamy was appointed the Minister of External Affairs after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came back to power in May 2019.
Jaishankar, who was the foreign secretary during Modi government's first term in office, got elected to the Upper House from Gujarat last week in by-elections for two vacancies
created following the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, both of whom were elected to Lok Sabha in the general elections.
The 1977-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer took oath in English after which he greeted the Chairman and other members present in the House.
Shah was present in the House when Jaishankar took oath.
Jaishankar is the son of late K Subrahmanyam, one of India's leading strategic analysts.