Newly appointed Upper House MP Daniel Mookhey has become the first MP to be sworn into an Australian Parliament on the Hindu religious text – The Bhagavad Gita.
Mookhey replaced Steve Whan in the NSW Upper House and took the oath of allegiance to the NSW people on The Gita this afternoon.
Born in Blacktown, Mookhey is the son of migrants from the Punjab in northern India.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be the first Australian politician to take the oath on The Gita,” Mookhey said.
“The Labor Party truly reflects the diversity of the NSW community. We are the only party in the NSW Parliament with Members of the Christian faith, various streams of Islam, Judaism – and now Hinduism.”
Mookhey looked forward to joining the rejuvenated Labor Opposition as part of Labor Leader Luke Foley’s team.
Last week, 20 new Labor MPs joined the NSW Legislative Assembly and NSW Legislative Council.
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