Sonia Gandhi appoints ex-CM Bhupinder Hooda leader of Congress Legislature Party in Haryana

By virtue of being appointed the CLP leader, Mr. Hooda will be the Leader of Opposition in the newly-constituted Assembly, All India Congress Committee (AICC) Haryana in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad said at a press conference

Updated - June 11, 2020 10:39 am IST

Published - November 02, 2019 01:41 pm IST - New Delhi

Haryana Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda emerges after taking part in State Legislature Party's meeting for electing a new leader at State party office in Chandigarh on Friday, November 01 2019.

Haryana Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda emerges after taking part in State Legislature Party's meeting for electing a new leader at State party office in Chandigarh on Friday, November 01 2019.

The Congress on Saturday named former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the 90-member Assembly.

Also read:Haryana results 2019 | Hooda gets a ‘free hand’

At a press conference at the party headquarters, Congress general secretary in charge of Haryana Ghulam Nabi Azad said the newly elected lawmakers of the party had left the decision of appointing the CLP leader to party president Sonia Gandhi.

Ms. Gandhi appointed Mr. Hooda as the new CLP leader and “the proposal was passed unanimously,” Mr. Azad said.

The Congress won 31 seats in the election, 14 short of the majority mark to form a government in the State

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