M.J. Akbar takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
By Abha Manakatala - Tue Jul 21, 11:57 am
The election was necessitated following the resignation of K.D. Singh after he left the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and joined the Trinamool Congress.
Akbar, whose term will expire next year, had defeated Haji Hussain Ansari of the JMM by 19 votes.
Akbar as a journalist has been associated with various publications including India Today, the Asian Age and the Sunday Guardian, and has written many books.