'Confusion' in Kerala after oath taking, discussions intensify after Suresh Gopi's statement

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: After the swearing-in of the NDA government, there was confusion over whether Suresh Gopi, who became a minister from Kerala, would remain a minister or not. Also, a tweet by Rajiv Chandrashekhar, who was a minister in the previous government, created confusion that he was retiring from public life. Later both of them clarified. For the first time in Kerala, BJP has won a Lok Sabha seat. BJP MP Suresh Gopi, who won from Thrissur seat, took oath as a Minister of State on Sunday. However, after taking the oath, he said that I did not ask for the post of minister and I hope that he will be relieved from the post soon. He said that as an MP, I will work for the people of Thrissur. I have signed many films and I have to do them. After his statement, discussions started that he may resign from the post of minister.

Why did the discussions intensify?

There was also a discussion that he wanted cabinet rank or independent charge, but he was made a minister of state, which he is not happy with. However, later Suresh Gopi clarified in an ex-post and wrote that it is wrong news that I am resigning from the Council of Ministers. Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, we are committed to the development and prosperity of Kerala. There was also confusion due to an ex-post of former minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar, who contested from Thiruvananthapuram seat and lost to Shashi Tharoor in a close contest. On Sunday, he wrote in his ex-post that today my 18 years of public life is coming to an end.

Suresh Gopi deleted the post after some time

After which discussions started whether he is leaving active politics. However, after some time this post was deleted and then he wrote another post saying that the first post was made by an intern, due to which people started getting confused about my future political work. He wrote that today my 18-year tenure as an MP and 3 years as a Minister of State are ending. He wrote that my commitment and work to take Thiruvananthapuram and India forward will continue as a BJP worker. On Monday, he again wrote in an ex post that I had told all those who voted for me in this election that as soon as PM Narendra Modi takes charge as PM for the third time, we will start working to solve the problems and issues of Thiruvananthapuram.

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