Ramdas Athawale corrected by President during oath-taking ceremony

New Delhi, July 5: Senior Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday forgot to mention his name while taking oath as Minister of State - but was quickly corrected by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Athawale, a Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, started reading out the oath of office and secrecy, but without pronouncing his name. The President corrected him, saying: "Apna naam boliye (speakout your name)".

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Athawale corrected during oath-taking

Athawale paused for a moment and corrected himself saying "Sorry, sorry" and completed his oath-taking.

19 ministers took oath as they were inducted in Narendra Modi's Cabinet.


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