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Nervous moments for freshers at oath-taking ceremony

delhi Updated: May 28, 2009 15:24 IST
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The oath-taking ceremony of UPA council of ministers on Thursday had its share of interesting moments with some MPs committing faux pas and first timers going through nervous moments.

NCP MP from Tura, Agatha Sangma, took oath in Hindi and faltered thrice even as her father and former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma looked visibly pleased.

28-year-old Agatha also invited some smiles when she asked the President's staff to lower the mike to her level before she took oath.

Sachin Pilot, the suave Gujjar leader who won from Ajmer this time, came wearing a colourful traditional headgear. He also took oath in Hindi as did his contemporaries Jyotiraditya Scindia and Jitin Prasada.

V N Narayansamy pre-empted President Pratibha Patil -- who couldn't help laughing at this-- and started taking oath before she could say, "I". TMC MP Saugata Ray looked embarrassed after making the same mistake. He said "sorry ma'm" and was told by Patil to repeat after her.

Jairam Ramesh forgot to sign the papers after taking oath and kept nodding his head and smiling after it was pointed out to him by the officials.

Pilot was watched intently by his father-in-law Farooq Abdullah -- who also took oath as a cabinet minister -- and brother-in-law Omar, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.