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President nominates six new members to Rajya Sabha ahead of the budget session.

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MC Marry Kom (left), Subramanian Swamy (centre), Navjot Singh Sidhu are among the new nominated members of the Rajya Sabha. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Six new members were nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Friday, including Subramanian Swamy, boxer MC Marry Kom, former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, journalist Swapan Das Gupta, economist Narendra Jadhav and actor Suresh Gopi.

Five-time World Champion boxer Marry Kom said that she was honoured on being nominated to the upper house.

It is a great honour for me of course.
Marry Kom, Boxer

Meanwhile, Actor Suresh Gopi said that he will adopt an orthodox yet unconventional approach as a Parliamentarian.

Rajya Sabha has 12 members that are nominated by the President on the suggestion of the government. There were 7 vacancies in the upper house and with the nomination of 6 new members, one spot is still up for the grabs.

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