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BJP MPs replace Cong leaders as heads of 2 parliamentary panels

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-09-2019 00:53 IST | Created: 14-09-2019 00:52 IST
BJP MPs replace Cong leaders as heads of 2 parliamentary panels
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Two crucial parliamentary panels, the standing committees on finance and external affairs, which were headed by Congress MPs in previous Lok Sabha are now chaired by BJP MPs. The Lok Sabha Secretariat updated the details of parliament's standing committees for the newly constituted 17th Lok Sabha late night on Friday night.

BJP MPs Jayant Sinha and P P Choudhary will head the panels on finance and external affairs respectively. In the previous Lok Sabha, Congress' Verrappa Moily and Shashi Tharoor used to head the two committees. Moily lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Tharoor, who retained his Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat in the last general elections, has now been made the head of the Standing Committee on Information Technology. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who was a member of the panel on external affairs has now been moved to the parliamentary panel on defence, which is headed by Jual Oram.

TMC's Derek O'Brien, who was chairing the committee on transport, tourism and culture has been replaced by erstwhile TDP leader T G Venkatesh, who recently joined BJP. O'Brien is now a member of the panel on Human Resource Development, which BJP's Satya Narayan Jatiya continues to head.


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