Former PM Deve Gowda takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

After taking oath in Kannada, Gowda greeted the chair with folded hands.

Published: 20th September 2020 09:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2020 11:56 AM   |  A+A-

Janata Dal Secular leader and former PM HD Deve Gowda during his oath-taking as Rajya Sabha MP at the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.


NEW DELHI: Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Sunday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Gowda, 87, was in June elected to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka.

This is the first time that the JD(S) leader has become a member of the Upper House since 1996.

When the House met for the day, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called for oath-taking by newly elected members.

After taking oath in Kannada, Gowda greeted the chair with folded hands.

Naidu remarked that he is a "good addition to our House".

"Former prime minister and one of the senior-most leaders of our country has come to our House," he said.


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