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Ravneet Bittu to assume charge as leader of Congress in LS temporarily

Bittu would function as the leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha for the remaining part of the Budget session of Parliament

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Lok Sabha | Indian National Congress | Parliament

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu would function as the leader of the Congress party in for the remaining part of the Budget session of Parliament, sources said on Thursday.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday entrusted the responsibility to Bittu, who is already the party's whip in the Lower House of .

The change was made as the Congress' leader in Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury would be busy in West Bengal assembly elections which is starting on March 27. Chowdhury is also the Congress' West Bengal unit president.

Bittu, the three-time MP from Ludhiana, will discharge the role of Congress leader for the ongoing budget session of .

The Congress' deputy leader in Gaurav Gogoi is also busy campaigning in poll-bound Assam.

The Congress has been stalling both the houses of since the beginning of the second part of the budget session from March 8, demanding a discussion on the rise in fuel prices and on the farmers issue and demands.

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First Published: Thu, March 11 2021. 19:46 IST
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