Former PM Deve Gowda takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

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This is the first time that the JD(S) leader has become a member of the Upper House since 1996.

 

Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular leader HD Deve Gowda took oath as Rajya Sabha member on Sunday.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu facilitated his oath ceremony and welcomed him to the Upper House.

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

On June 13, 87-year-old Gowda was elected unopposed for 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.

Gowda served as Karnataka Chief Minister from 1994 to 1996. He became 11th Prime Minister of the country leading the United Front government after 1996 general elections.

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

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: The Hindu

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