Congress on Friday appointed Balasaheb Thorat as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Maharashtra Assembly, replacing Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who has quit the Assembly and the party.
Patil, who was Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, resigned as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) on June 4. Before that, he had stepped down from the post of Leader of Opposition in the Assembly in April.
In a letter to Malikarjun Kharge, AICC General Secretary in charge of Maharashtra, AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal stated that the party has approved a list of members to be appointed to the posts on the floor in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Council.
The appointments came in the wake of desertions from the Congress in the wake of the decimation of the party in the Lok Sabha elections. The defectors are apparently headed for BJP.
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