Congress appoints Gaurav Gogoi as deputy chief, Ravneet Bittu as whip in Lok Sabha

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 27

Congress president Sonia Gandhi appointed Gaurav Gogoi because the social gathering’s deputy chief within the Lok Sabha and Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu as its whip within the Lower House of Parliament on Thursday.

Sonia Gandhi additionally appointed Jairam Ramesh as chief whip in Rajya Sabha and shaped a 5 member panel for Rajya Sabha technique.

The panel will comprise Jairam Ramesh, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal other than Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad and deputy chief Anand Sharma.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the chief of the opposition social gathering within the Lok Sabha, and Okay Suresh, its chief whip within the Lower House, confirmed the event.

The appointments got here forward of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which is prone to begin from September 14. It is seen as a transfer by the Congress to strengthen its workforce of flooring leaders within the Lower House, social gathering leaders mentioned.

The opposition social gathering didn’t have a deputy chief within the Lok Sabha until now.

A 3-time MP from Punjab, Bittu has been entrusted with the duty of the Congress whip within the Lok Sabha. Another MP from Kerala, Manickam Tagore, is the opposite whip of the social gathering within the Lower House.

Gogoi hails from Assam, the place Assembly polls are due early subsequent 12 months. The MP from the Kaliabor Lok Sabha constituency was the social gathering’s whip within the House until now and has been elevated.

Gogoi is the son of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. He was blessed with a daughter earlier this week.

During the earlier Lok Sabha, Amarinder Singh was the deputy chief of the Congress, earlier than he turned the chief minister of Punjab. With PTI

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