The former Union Minister, A. Raja, Kanimozhi and Suresh Kalmadi have been made members of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Energy, Home Affairs and External Affairs respectively.

Raja, who was arrested in the 2G scam case on February 2 last year, is on bail since May 15 this year.

Kalmadi, an accused in the Commonwealth Games scam case, spent about nine months in jail before being released on bail on January 19 this year.

DMK MP Kanimozhi, also an accused in some cases related to the 2G spectrum allocation, has been nominated to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs.

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has been made a member of the Standing Committee on Finance, headed by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha. In the reconstitution of various committees, Tiruchi Siva of the DMK has been made Chairman of the Standing Committee on Industry, while Brajesh Pathak of the BSP has been made Chairman of the Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare.

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