Monday, June 24, 2024

Clamour grows for Rahul Gandhi to take over as Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha – N.F Times




 

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi is poised to retain her position as Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP), with an expected re-election at a meeting gathering party MPs from both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Saturday evening.

 

Rahul Gandhi won Lok Sabha polls from both Wayanad and Raebareli.

 

According to the Congress Constitution, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Party is empowered to name the party’s leaders in the two Houses of Parliament.

 

Party sources told ANI that it would depend on Sonia Gandhi if she decided to name Rahul Gandhi as the party’s leader in Lok Sabha or if she opted for another leader. They said there is less expectation of a decision on the issue, and she may also opt to do it later through a press release.

 

Sonia Gandhi currently holds a membership in the Rajya Sabha, while Mallikarjun Kharge serves as the Leader of the Opposition in the upper House of Parliament.



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