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Congress chooses Adhir Chowdhury as LS leader after Rahul remains reluctant: Report

Political News, Nation, (New Delhi), June 18:-The Congress on Tuesday reportedly named five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as its leader in the Lok Sabha. The decision came as party chief Rahul Gandhi is said to have remained reluctant to take up the post.

According to reports, the decision was taken during a strategy meeting of the party’s brass that was chaired by Parliamentary Party leader Sonia Gandhi.

The meeting was also said to have been attended by Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

The party was compelled to choose a Lol Sabha leader following the defeat of its senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge in the Lok Sabha elections.

The recently concluded Lok Sabha elections saw the grand-old party win just 51 seats, four short of the number required for the post of Leader of Opposition(LOP).

On the first day of the Lok Sabha’s Budget session on Monday, PM Modi said that despite the numbers, the opposition has a huge role to play in a democracy.

Adhir Chowdhury had, however, hit out at the saffron party saying that most of its leaders did not follow what the Prime Minister was preaching.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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