Congress may be looking for replacement of Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha: Ghulam Nabi Azad

As Rajya Sabha’s Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Ghulam Nabi Azad’s term comes to an end on February 15, the Congress is weighing its options to pick his replacement, according to people aware of the developments.

Former Congress floor leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, the party’s deputy leader in the RS Anand Sharma and former Union minister P Chidambaram are among the names doing the rounds for the post, those familiar with the development said on condition of anonymity. The possibility of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh becoming the next LoP was also not discounted