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.  
 

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>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.<br />
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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.
 

<p>The JD(S) supremo took his oath in Kannada. He was defeated in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.<br />
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The JD(S) supremo took his oath in Kannada. He was defeated in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
 

<p>On June 13, Gowda was elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka. Gowda served as Karnataka Chief Minister from 1994 to 1996.</p>

On June 13, Gowda was elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka. Gowda served as Karnataka Chief Minister from 1994 to 1996.

<p>He became the 11th Prime Minister of the country leading the United Front government after the 1996 general elections.</p>

He became the 11th Prime Minister of the country leading the United Front government after the 1996 general elections.

<p>He represented Hassan constituency of Karnataka as Lok Sabha MP in 14th, 15th, and 16th Lok Sabha.</p>

He represented Hassan constituency of Karnataka as Lok Sabha MP in 14th, 15th, and 16th Lok Sabha.

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