Former Chief Justice Of India Ranjan Gogoi Nominated To The Rajya Sabha By President Kovind

Former Chief Justice Of India Ranjan Gogoi Nominated To The Rajya Sabha By President KovindCJI Ranjan Gogoi (Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind by exercising the powers conferred by sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that article.

The Home Ministry on Monday (16 March) issued a notification announcing that President Ram Nath Kovind is nominating Gogoi to fill the vacancy originating due to retirement of one of the nominated members.

Gogoi headed the five-judge bench which delivered a landmark judgement in 70-year-old Ayodhya title dispute in November 2019. The apex court had ordered the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site by setting up a trust, while ordering five acres be given to Muslims in Ayodhya to construct a mosque.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India in October 2018. He was appointed for a 13-month stint, and he took over from Justice Dipak Mishra.

With Inputs From IANS