Congress Urges Rahul Gandhi for Leader of Opposition Role

The Congress Working Committee has unanimously urged Rahul Gandhi to assume the role of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. This will be the first time Congress has secured this position since 2014, credited to Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatras. Gandhi will make a decision soon.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 08-06-2024 15:15 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 15:15 IST
Congress Urges Rahul Gandhi for Leader of Opposition Role
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In a pivotal move, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday unanimously urged Rahul Gandhi to step into the role of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. This assertion came during a press conference where CWC general secretary KC Venugopal highlighted that the request was unanimous, and Gandhi will make a decision soon.

This significant shift marks the first time since its 2014 ouster that Congress has secured the position of Leader of Opposition, made possible by Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatras which were credited for the party's admirable performance in recent general elections.

The CWC also adopted resolutions extolling party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for their roles in the 2023 general elections. Additionally, the resolution emphasized the moral defeat of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the Congress revitalizes with an increased tally of 99 seats in the Lok Sabha.

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