Rajya Sabha MP D Raja will take over as the general secretary of the Communist Parry of India (CPI) after incumbent S Sudhakar Reddy resigned on health grounds, party sources said Saturday.
The change in leadership comes after the party's worst-ever performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The proposal has to be discussed and ratified at the National Council meeting. The party sources said it was merely a formality.
Seventy-year-old Raja is a member of the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu.
Reddy had taken over as the CPI general secretary in 2012 and is currently serving his third term. He is bowing out two years ahead of completion of his current three-year term.