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Watch: Yusuf Pathan takes oath in Lok Sabha as Baharampore MP

Yusuf Pathan (Source : Twitter )

Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan took oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha on Tuesday, June 25. The two-time world champion joined the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) earlier in the year and contested Lok Sabha elections from Berhampore in West Bengal.

Notably, he defeated veteran Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and BJP’s Nirmal Kumar Saha and emerged victorious by 85,022 votes. Pathan took oath in a navy blue bandhgala and shook hands with Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab after the completion. 

“I, Pathan Yusuf Khan, having been elected a member of the House of People do swear in the name of God affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India and that I will faithfully discharge the duty upon which I am about to enter. Jai Hind, Jai Bangla, Jai Gujarat,” Pathan pledged.

After winning the elections, Pathan expressed his desire to build a sports complex in Baharampore. He also wanted to develop industries and work for the betterment of the people in the region.

“I will make a sports academy first so that they can make a career. I will also work for industries. I will be living here and working for the people. I will also be in Gujarat as my family is there. I have got a new family in Baharampur (Berhampore). I talked to Didi (Mamata Banerjee). They are happy,” Pathan said.

Check out Yusuf Pathan’s Oath swearing moment here:

#18thLokSabha ||

Yusuf Pathan (Trinamool Congress) takes oath as Member of Parliament (Berhampore, West Bengal). #Parliament | #LokSabha | #RajyaSabha | #ParliamentSession pic.twitter.com/iUu3eg5t1m

— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) June 25, 2024

Also Read: Elections 2024: Cricketer Yusuf Pathan wins Lok Sabha seat from Berhampore

From sports to politics, my mission is to serve and develop our great nation: Yusuf Pathan

After his resounding victory, Yusuf Pathan posted a picture of his father as both were holding the certificate of election. The 41-year-old mentioned that his father was proud and delighted that he got the opportunity to serve the people.

Also Read: Yusuf Pathan shares heartfelt post after being elected by TMC for Behrampur Constituency

“Standing with my Abba and the MP winning certificate. The joy and pride are similar to representing India in cricket. From sports to politics, my mission is to serve and develop our great nation. Abba is proud and delighted that I have this chance to make a difference,” he tweeted on June 6.

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