Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol took oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Deol, who bagged the Gurdaspur seat for the BJP, received a long round of applause from parliamentarians as he made his way to the mic to read the oath. The 62-year-old, dressed in a white shirt, black coat, and trousers, took the oath in English.
“I Sunny Deol been elected a member of the House of the People do swear in the name of God 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 duties upon which I am about to enter,” the actor read out.
Earlier, on his arrival at the Parliament, Deol also sported big silver sunglasses and was swarmed by media persons.
Congratulatory messages from friends and family had poured in for Deol after he scored a thumping win in the national elections on May 23.
In his debut election, Deol had defeated sitting MP and Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar by 82,459 votes from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.
He had joined the BJP on April 23, this year.