Australian MP takes oath by touching Bhagwat Gita

February 07, 2024 – Australian MP takes oath by touching Bhagwat Gita.

In Australia’s parliament, Indian-origin barrister Varun Ghosh has become a new senator. Ghosh, who was elected as a new senator, took the oath of office and secrecy by placing his hand on the Bhagavad Gita.

By placing his hand on the Bhagavad Gita and taking the oath of office and secrecy in Australia, Ghosh became the first person to do so.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong has also congratulated him for this achievement. Wong wrote on social media, “Welcome to our new senator Varun Ghosh of Western Australia. Senator Ghosh is the first Australian senator to take the oath on the Bhagavad Gita. I have always said that when you are the first to do something, you must be sure that you will not be the last.”

Australian MP takes oath by touching Bhagwat Gita

Ghosh was selected to represent Western Australia (WA) by the Labor Party. Recently, the 38-year-old barrister from Francis Burt Chambers was chosen in place of current senator Patrick Dodson.

The Western Australian Parliament stated, “The Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council have elected Senator Varun Ghosh to represent Western Australia in the Senate of the Commonwealth Parliament.”

Upon his selection, Varun Ghosh expressed, “I consider myself fortunate to receive a good education, and I firmly believe that high-quality education and training should be available to everyone.” According to Australian news agencies, Ghosh joined the Labor Party at the age of 17, and 18 years later, he was elected as a senator.

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