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

Deve 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.

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

H D Deve Gowda: This is the first time that Deve Gowda has become a member of the Upper House since 1996.

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.

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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.