New Delhi: As former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, Congress MPs chanted ‘shame shame!’ criticising the passage of the former CJI from the judiciary to the legislative. Justice Gogoi was behind the Ayodhya landmark judgment. The Congress MPs also staged a walkout. Also Read - Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Take Oath as Rajya Sabha MP on Thursday

The appointment drew criticism. “Our Constitution is based on the separation of powers of the judiciary and the executive. The judiciary thrives on the perception of Aastha (belief) and Vishwas (faith). But all of them have taken the beating,” said Congress’s Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Also Read - 'Will Speak in Detail After Taking Oath', Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Accepting Rajya Sabha Nomination

On Tuesday, Justice Gogoi said that he would explain the reason why he accepted the offer. Also Read - 'Lapping up Rajya Sabha Nomination For...' Kapil Sibal Slams Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Ravi Sankar Prasad slammed the opposition MPs and said, “Rajya Sabha has a great tradition of many eminent persons coming from diverse fields, including former CJIs. Gogoi who has taken oath today will surely contribute his best. It was grossly unfair to do like that.”