HD Deve Gowda takes oath as Rajya Sabha member


H D Deve Gowda (PTI Photo)

H D Deve Gowda (PTI Photo)

Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda on Sunday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha.

HD 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.

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

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

M Venkaiah 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.