Sonia Gandhi is again elected as the chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) for the fourth consecutive term. This came ahead of the initiation of the first session of the Parliament after the 17th Lok Sabha elections.
“Smt. Sonia Gandhi elected as the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party! She says, ‘we thank the 12.13 Cr voters for reposing faith in the Congress Party’,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will be convened from June 17 to July 26 during which the Union Budget will be presented by the new government on July 5.
Newly-elected 52 Lok Sabha MPs of Congress along with its Rajya Sabha members and general secretaries elected Sonia as chairperson of their parliamentary party.
She has been serving as the chairperson of CPP since 2004.
Sonia Gandhi is expected to soon elect the leaders of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Congress won 52 seats in the Lok Sabha elections and may not qualify for getting the post of Leader of Opposition.