Mallikarjun Kharge : Mallikarjun Kharge has dual responsibility, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha along with the post of Congress President.

Mallikarjun Kharge : National President of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge currently has a dual responsibility. Mallikarjun Kharge is currently the National President of the Congress, along with holding the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Kharge is likely to continue as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. According to sources, the party has not yet taken a decision regarding his resignation while contesting for the post of Congress president.

When asked about Kharge, All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said, ‘Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge is the president of the Congress party, besides he will continue as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and will work together with the opposition parties.’ Kharge clarified that there was no discussion about the Leader of Opposition post at the Parliamentary Strategy Group meeting held at Sonia Gandhi’s residence on Saturday evening.

Kharge has sent  resignation from the post of Leader of Opposition

Jairam Ramesh said while interacting with the press that, “Sonia Gandhi is the president of our parliamentary party and Mallikarjun Kharge is the president of the party.” This issue cannot be discussed in the committee meeting. Whatever steps need to be taken in this regard will be decided by the leaders of our parliamentary party. Kharge had sent his resignation to Sonia Gandhi in the month of October while contesting for the post of Congress president.

According to sources, many senior Congress leaders are participating in the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ and will not attend the winter session of Parliament, so no decision has been taken on the post of Leader of Opposition at present. Contenders for the post include senior Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, P Chidambaram and KC Venugopal.

Mallikarjun Kharge defeated Shashi Tharoor in the battle for Congress president in the month of October. In the form of Kharge, the Congress party got a person from outside the Gandhi family as its president after 24 years. Mallikarjun Kharge is 80 years old. He is originally from Karnataka. For the first time in the 137-year history of the Congress party, the election for the post of president was held. Kharge won in that. After Kharge became the president, he has focused on the Gujarat elections. On the other hand, the rest of the Congress leaders are busy with Bharat Jodo Yatra.

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