HD Deve Gowda Takes Rajya Sabha Oath, "Good Addition," Says Chairman

Source: PTI | Published on 20th September 2020, 12:13 PM | State News | National News |

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

Mr 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.

Mr 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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