As soon as she was called for oath taking, ruling BJP members, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, other union ministers and MPs were seen
enthusiastically thumping the desk for a long time.
Smriti Irani’s hilarious word play with Shahid Kapoor’s song ‘Kya Se Kya Ho Gaye’ on her throwback picture
After taking oath in Hindi, Irani greeted pro-tem Speaker Virendra Kumar and also oposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi's mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who
reciprocated the greetings with a namaste gesture.
Rahul Gandhi was not present in the House at that time.
The Union Textile Minister defeated Gandhi by a margin of over 55,000 votes in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi constitutency, considered as the pocket borough of Gandhi family for long.