Amritpal Singh and Engineer Rashid took oath as MPs, both the leaders are lodged in different jails

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Amritpal Singh, lodged in Dibrugarh jail in Assam, and Engineer Rashid, lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi, reached Parliament House on Friday and took oath as MPs. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla administered the oath of membership of Parliament to both the newly elected MPs in his chamber. Khalistani supporter Amritpal Singh had come out on parole to take oath as MP. He has won the Lok Sabha election from Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha seat in Punjab. However, when the Lok Sabha session was going on, he was in jail. Therefore, he was sworn in now.

Engineer Rashid, who is lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail, has won the election from Baramulla Lok Sabha seat of Jammu and Kashmir. During the first session of the recently concluded 18th Lok Sabha, 539 out of 542 newly elected MPs took oath as members of Parliament. But Amritpal Singh and Engineer Rashid could not take oath during the session as they were in jail. The new MP has to take oath within 60 days, otherwise his membership can be lost.

Pro-Khalistan preacher Amritpal Singh gets parole, expected to take oath as MP on July 5
Jailed Khalistan supporter Amritpal Singh and Sheikh Abdul Rashid, who is facing charges of terror funding, took oath as Lok Sabha members on Friday. Rashid, who was elected MP from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, is lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail in the terror funding case. He is also known as Engineer Rashid. Amritpal, the head of the 'Waris Punjab De' organization and a Khalistan supporter, won from Punjab's Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha seat in the recently held parliamentary elections.

Amritpal, lodged in Assam's Dibrugarh jail along with nine accomplices under the National Security Act, has been granted four-day parole to take oath as Lok Sabha member, officials in Amritsar said. Rashid has been granted two hours of custody parole for taking oath, which does not include the time taken to travel from Tihar to Parliament. Amritpal Singh has been granted four days of custody parole, which will begin from July 5. Amritpal Singh will be brought from Assam to Delhi and then taken back. During the parole period, he cannot speak to the media, address the media or make any statement on any issue.

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