Congress follower Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury substituted the leader of Lok Sabha by party president Sonia Gandhi. Just two weeks before the monsoon session of the Parliament, in what can observed as an endeavor to intimate with the Trinamool Congress to invigorate the Opposition.
In West Bengal, the Congress and the Left Front battled the assembly elections cooperatively, but collapsed as only one seat secured by their ally ISF, the Abbas Siddiqui-led Indian Secular Front party from the Sanjukta Morcha. However, during the poll phase, the Congress leadership didn’t directly strike at TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee.
Therefore, the Congress’ replace Chowdhury as the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. Advertised as the party’s venture to implement a significant step to build familiarity with Banerjee, the Indian Express reported. However, the prolonged MP from Berhampore, Chowdhury, has been condemning her government in West Bengal.
By displacing Chowdhury, Congress reportedly hoping to consolidate better ties with Banerjee. And the TMC at the ground level and simultaneously challenge the Bengal Governor, Jagdeep Dhankar.
The TMC may approach the Congress and other opposition parties to write to the President seeking summon of the Governor.
Adhir Ranjan said that the party “couldn’t afford to stay cocooned on social media but had to hit the street”. And also actively assisted in relief work for Covid-19 victims.
There no reports to substitute Adhir, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor and Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari are the forerunners.
While Chowdhury was one of the biggest pundits of the G-23 group of leaders, who had written seeking substantial changes in the party organization, and supported the Gandhis, both Tharoor and Tewari were cosigners to the letter.
However, there is little chance of Rahul Gandhi to challenge the lead. In case the Congress appoints either Tharoor or Tewari for the position, it can be a way to restore harmony.
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