He has been allotted a front row seat of the treasury bench and will be seated on the aisle seat right next to the two-seat block were Leader of the House and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Modi sit.
The disqualification issue also echoed in the Rajya Sabha with the Opposition making its intentions clear to not let the House function during Zero Hour after Chairman Venkaiah Naidu informed the Elders about his decision to disqualify Sharad and Anwar Ali.
As Naidu said the issue should not be taken forward as he has disallowed the subject, Opposition MPs once again rushed to the Well forcing the second adjournment in the morning session. Shah would keep company with ministers Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Thawar Chand Gehlot. Mr Yechury's seat will now be occupied by CPI (M)'s T.K. Rangarajan and BSP's Satish Chandra Mishra will occupy the front row on his party's behalf. The 53-year-old leader, who was elected to the Upper House of Parliament in August, entered the parliament just minutes before the proceedings began. Three years later, following BJP's clean sweep victory in Gujarat in 2012 Lok Sabha elections, Shah retained his seat as Naranpura MLA until his election to the Rajya Sabha. Modi had then hoped that Shah's presence in the House will help in bringing order among BJP members of the House. Amidst the din, some private members' bills were also introduced. Some thumped desks and others clapped as a smiling Shah greeted them with folded hands. "Questions have been raised over the integrity of a former Prime Minister, former Vice President and several retired diplomats", Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said as he demanded a discussion on the issue. The session, which is set to commence more than a month after its schedule, will end on January 5, 2018.