The Congress unit of Kerala claimed on Monday that actor and BJP MP Suresh Gopi “wants to quit” just hours after taking oath as the Minister of State. Posting a video clip on Monday, the Kerala Congress took a dig at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that Gopi, who took oath as a minister on Sunday, now “wants to quit because he wants to do films!”

However, the BJP MP reportedly refuted the claim and told CNBC-TV18, “I have already accepted the ministerial position and I have been sworn in.”

Suresh Gopi is the first and only BJP MP from Kerala, He won the Thrissur seat in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha Elections 2024. Gopi became the face of the ‘Modiyude Gaurantee’ (Modi’s Guarantee) promise to Kerala.

He was inducted into the union council of ministers in the government of Prime Minister Modi who was sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday for a third consecutive term.

After winning the Thrissur Lok Sabha seat, Gopi said earlier, “As an MP, I can do the work of various ministries. I do not want to be a minister. There can be new revolutionary working platforms.”

“All I want is that when I go with a project for the people of Kerala with determination, the ministries concerned should implement it,” he was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.

On June 4, the day when election results declared his win, he told ANI, “I am in totally an ecstatic mood. What was very impossible became gloriously possible…it was not a 62-day campaign process, it was an emotional carriage for the past 7 years…I work for Kerala as a whole. My first pick will be to have AIIMS…”

On the day of the oath-taking ceremony (June 9), Gopi had said he was not expecting to be in the Council of Ministers. “As an MP I have to work to expand the BJP in the South,” he told ANI.

The Kerala Congress, while reacting to the news of Gopi “quitting” as a minister, said, “@BJP4India @narendramodi why this mockery of voters? Why don’t you tell your MP to first decide what he wants to do in life and most importantly stop this show in front of the media after taking oath in the name of God and the constitution.”

3.6 Crore Indians visited in a single day choosing us as India’s undisputed platform for General Election Results. Explore the latest updates here!

Catch all the Politics News and Updates on Live Mint.
Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News.


Published: 10 Jun 2024, 01:40 PM IST

Disclaimer: This report is auto-generated from other news portal services. Realtimeindia holds no responsibility for its content.