'PM decided, I am obeying': Suresh Gopi to be cabinet minister in new NDA government

PM Modi and Amit Shah both called the film star who was said to be initially reluctant to take up the post immediately
A jubilant Suresh Gopi, who won from the Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency, savours sweets offered by his wife Radhika at their house at Sasthamangalam in Thiruvananthapuram.
A jubilant Suresh Gopi, who won from the Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency, savours sweets offered by his wife Radhika at their house at Sasthamangalam in Thiruvananthapuram.(File Photo | Vincent Pulickal)

Suresh Gopi, BJP's lone MP, is set to be a Cabinet minister in the Modi 3.0 government after receiving a call from the PM on Sunday morning.

PM Modi and later Amit Shah both called the film star who was said to be initially reluctant to take up the post immediately as he has pending movies.

A jubilant Suresh Gopi, who won from the Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency, savours sweets offered by his wife Radhika at their house at Sasthamangalam in Thiruvananthapuram.
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"PM decided, I am obeying him. I don't know what awaits me," Suresh Gopi told mediapersons before leaving for Delhi.

"His induction merits attention because the PM wants to give representation to Kerala in view of the coming assembly elections there," a senior leader from the South had told The New Indian Express in New Delhi.

Other ministers from the South

Rajeev Chandrasekhar who ran Shashi Tharoor close is also expected to stay in the Modi 3.0 government.

BJP TN president K Annamalai will also be at the swearing-in.

TDP has been offered one Cabinet berth and a Minister of State (MoS) position.

The TDP has reportedly decided to consider Srikakulam MP K Ram Mohan Naidu, a BC leader, for the Cabinet berth as he scored a hat-trick win in the elections.

Son of ex-Union Minister, Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu, Ram Mohan Naidu was educated at the Delhi Public School, RK Puram, before he did his MBA from the Purdue University in the US and and MBA from the Long Island University. A man with friends from across the political spectrum, he is also fluent in both English and Hindi.

Chittoor MP Daggumalla Prasada Rao is likely to be the other TDP minister.

They might be offered another one or two Minister of State berths in the next expansion.

(With Express News Service inputs.)

A jubilant Suresh Gopi, who won from the Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency, savours sweets offered by his wife Radhika at their house at Sasthamangalam in Thiruvananthapuram.
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