The first session of 17th Lok Sabha began on Monday with the oath-taking of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other 541 MPs to the office. However, Congress president Rahul Gandhi was missing from the first session, even as his mother and MP from Rae Bareli Sonia Gandhi gave her attendance in the Lok Sabha.
Taking to Twitter, the Congress MP from Kerala's Wayanad stated that he will "begin his new innings" as the Member of Parliament in the fourth consecutive by taking oath in the afternoon. While the rest of the Members of Parliament took their oath in the morning, Congress president decided to skip the session and take the oath in the afternoon.
While he did not mention the exact time of his oath-taking at the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi further added that he will take the oath affirming that he will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was embarrassingly defeated by BJP leader Smriti Irani from his bastion Amethi. However, even as he lost from Amethi, he won the Parliamentary seat of Wayanad by a huge majority by defeating LDF's P P Suneer and BJP Thushar Vellapally on May 23.
Meanwhile, on Monday morning, PM Modi and other MPs took oath as members of the 17th Lok Sabha.
While the first two days of the session will be completely devoted to oath-taking by 542 members of the Lower House of Parliament, it will also see the passing of the Union Budget and some key legislations like Triple Talaq bill being on top of the government agenda.