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Kharge, who filed the nomination papers yesterday, will succeed his party colleague K. V.
Thomas who is completing three terms in the post.
"It is a normal procedure. The Leader of Opposition is always nominated as PAC chairman," Kharge told ANI.
The senior Congress leader will take charge from May 1.
By the virtue of being the PAC chairman, Kharge will now be entitled for a Cabinet rank and an office at the Parliament House.
The post is always given to the member of a political party which has second largest presence after the ruling party in the Parliament.
PAC's primary role is to examine the audit report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) after it is laid in the Parliament.
The CAG assists the committee during the course of investigation.
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