In a crisis after the rout in the 2019 Lok Sabha Polls , the Congress party has finally named its leader in the Lok Sabha who will be replacing Mallikarjun Kharge.
The party has named five-time MP from West Bengal Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. He has been representing the Berhampore constituency in West Bengal since 1999.
According to various media reports, the decision was taken during a strategy meeting of the party’s brass that was chaired by Parliamentary Party leader Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress party moreover given its dismal 2019 Lok Sabha Poll results is set to lose the position of Leader of Opposition post in the lower house as it falls two seats short.
The Congress won 52 out of 542 seats. As per rules, the Congress needs one-tenth of the total seats (54) to lay claim for the Leader of the Opposition’s post.