Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi took oath as a Rajya Sabha (RS) MP on Friday, April 29, becoming the first Mollywood actor to be a part of the upper house of the Indian Parliament. Suresh is said to be the sixth nominated member of the RS from Kerala.
Suresh took the oath in English before the Indian Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari. His family members were also present at the gallery of the House to witness the oath taking ceremony of the superstar.
Before the swearing in ceremony, Suresh met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reportedly invited him to visit the popular Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala. Latest reports also suggest that the new MP was congratulated by Malayalam actors, including Mammootty, Mohanlal, Innocent, Kavya Madhavan, Jayaram, Parvathy and Dileep, among others.
Meanwhile, Suresh's name was nominated by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee following the recommendation of Modi, who is planning to open a strong ground for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala.
Five others, including boxer MC Mary Kom, former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, JP leader Subramanian Swamy, former NAC member Narendra Jadhav and journalist Swapan Dasgupta from the field of literature, science, sports, art and social service were also nominated by the president.
Watch the video of Suresh Gopi taking oath as the Rajya Sabha MP:
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My hearty felicitations to dear Suresh Gopi for being an honorable Member of Parliament. I wish him whole - heartedly on this occasion
Congrats to suresh ettan . Proud MP and member of the Rajya Sabha .
Many wishes to Suresh ettan
Gauri Pillai(actress Jomol)
Proud moment.. To watch our very own Suresh chettan ( Suresh Gopi ) sworn in as Rajya Sabha MP from his house in Trivandrum.