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Will consult party leadership on LoP issue, says Kharge

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Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge on Tuesday responded cautiously to the denial of the Leader of the Opposition post, saying he would consult the party leadership and the AICC legal cell before giving his opinion.

His deputy, Amarinder Singh, reacted sharply to the Speaker’s decision saying, “being recognised as the Leader of the Opposition is one thing and functioning as floor leader is another. It is an act of constitutional indiscretion by the Speaker who (has) tried to be ultra-loyal towards someone else.” “It betrayed the insecurity within the government and an obsession not to share constitutional responsibility with anyone,” he said.



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