Kharge To Replace Azad As Leader of Opposition In Rajya Sabha, Says Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday announced that senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge will replace Ghulam Nabi Azad as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

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The party has written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for appointing Kharge to the post, which will fall vacant after Azad’s tenure as an MP ends on February 15.

Azad is a member of the Upper House from Jammu and Kashmir, which does not have an Assembly at present after it was made a Union Territory with the abrogation of Article 370.

Kharge, a Dalit leader from Karnataka, was the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019, The Indian Express reported.

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