New Congress whips for Rajya Sabha

The Congress has Mallikarjun Kharge as leader of the Opposition and Anand Sharma as deputy leader of the Congress in the Upper House.

August 11, 2021 04:24 pm | Updated August 12, 2021 12:25 am IST - New Delhi

Syed Naseer Hussain. File.

Syed Naseer Hussain. File.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has appointed Rajya Sabha members Syed Naseer Hussain and Chaya Verma as the party’s whips in the Upper House.

With Mr. Hussain, Chief Whip Jairam Ramesh and Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge representing Karnataka, certain sections are wondering why both the whips were not appointed from Hindi heartland States. However, Ms. Verma is from Chhattisgarh.

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