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Congress yet to decide on leader in Lok Sabha

Monday, 17 June 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress is yet to take a decision on who it will appoint as its leader in the Lok Sabha with the issue still pending with the top leadership. With the Budget Session scheduled to start from Monday, the Opposition also seems to be in a disarray as far as floor coordination is concerned with no meeting held to discuss the strategy to corner the Government on key issues.

A Congress leader said most Opposition parties are yet to decide upon their leader in the Lok Sabha and once those processes are completed a meeting can be held. The Congress itself has not taken a decision on who it will appoint as its leader in the Lok Sabha.

While the party is yet to resolve the crisis arisen due to resignation by Rahul Gandhi as Congress President, he has reportedly gone abroad and is not planning to return till June 19 when the swearing in of the new MPs takes and also the meeting convened by Centre for the all heads of the political parties.

In between Rahul has also left behind sordid state of affairs in the State units of the party where factionalism is growing day by day. While talks of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as interim President is gaining grounds after AK Antony declined, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala last week insisted that Rahul will continue as president.

A section of leaders led by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath also deliberated over dinner hosted by Nath in national Capital which, according to sources has not gone well with the Congress first family and their advisor Ahmed Patel who were not taken into confidence.

In the 16th Lok Sabha, senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge led the Congress in the House, but he lost the Lok Sabha polls from Karnataka this time.

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