Congress nominates Ghulam Nabi Azad as leader in Rajya Sabha, names Anand Sharma as his deputy
Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi, on Sunday announced Congress president Sonia Gandhi's decision of nominating Ghulam Nabi Azad as leader of party in the Rajya Sabha and Anand Sharma as deputy leader of the house respectively.
"The Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi, exercising her authority under the Constitution of the Congress party in Parliament, has nominated Azad as Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha and Anand Sharma as Deputy Leader," Dwivedi said.
The Congress has 67 members in the 245-member House, thereby meeting the requirement of having ten per cent of the total strength of the House to get the post of Leader of the Opposition.
(Posted on 09-06-2014)