Today, a Congress MP from Kerala, Kodikunnil Suresh, took oath in Hindi as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. He chose Hindi instead of his mother tongue Malayalam. Reportedly, Sonia Gandhi scolds him for doing so. Hearing this, two other Kerala MP’s change their mind to give their oath in Hindi.
Kodikunnil Suresh is a Member of Parliament who was elected from the Mavelikkara constituency. In September 2018 he was elected as the working president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).
He surprised everyone by taking the oath in Hindi. This was welcomed by the BJP with a loud thumping of desks. However, this had irked Sonia Gandhi. She reportedly got miffed and asked why he couldn’t take the oath in his mother tongue or English.
As per reports, Congress MP Rajmohan Unnithan and V K Sreekantan, both from Kerala, had also decided to give the oath in Hindi. After Sonia Gandhi lost her cool with the MP, both of them change their mind and took oath in English
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