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.
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.