Mallikarjun Kharge to replace Ghulam Nabi as Leader of Opposition, in Rajya Sabha

Azad's tenure as a Rajya Sabha member will end on February 15.

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge will replace Ghulam Nabi Azad as the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha and the same has been written by the party to the chairman of the Upper House of Parliament in this regard, sources said.
 
The Congress has written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for appointing Kharge to the post of leader of opposition after Azad's retirement, they added. Azad's tenure as a Rajya Sabha member will end on February 15.
 
Azad is a member of the Upper House from Jammu and Kashmir, which does not have an Assembly currently after it was made a Union Territory with the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
 
Kharge, who was Leader of Congress in the previous Lok Sabha, was elected to Rajya Sabha in June last year after the party leadership decided to accommodate him in the Upper House, as he had lost the 2019 polls.

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