Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
First Published 20, Sep 2020, 2:28 PM
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda took his oath in Kannada which was facilitated by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Sunday (September 20) took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka after being elected to the Upper House in June.
Under the guidance of Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, the senior JD(S) leader swore an oath as the Parliament convened for the sixth day of the Monsoon session.
Venkaiah Naidu welcomed the leader calling him 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 as Gowda greeted the chair with folded hands.
The JD(S) supremo took his oath in Kannada. He was defeated in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
On June 13, Gowda was elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka. Gowda served as Karnataka Chief Minister from 1994 to 1996.
He became the 11th Prime Minister of the country leading the United Front government after the 1996 general elections.
He represented Hassan constituency of Karnataka as Lok Sabha MP in 14th, 15th, and 16th Lok Sabha.