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"Rahul Gandhi travelled 11,000 km, listened to people, should be made LoP": Jharkhand Congress chief

Ranchi (Jharkhand): Following the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), which passed a resolution to appoint leader Rahul Gandhi as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha, the party's Jharkhand unit chief Rajesh Thakur on Saturday backed the resolution, stating that the former travelled 11,000 km and listened to the people so he should be made the LoP in the Lok Sabha.

"Rahul Gandhi should be made the LOP as he has travelled 11,000 km and heard the problems of the public. 25 guarantees have been given through the 'Nyay Patra'. We are hopeful that Rahul Gandhi will accept our request," Thakur said while speaking to ANI.

After the Congress party succeeded in increasing its tally in the Lok Sabha polls, there has been a growing clamour within the party to appoint Gandhi as the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the Parliament.

Earlier today, the CWC passed the resolution that party MP Rahul Gandhi should be appointed as the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, sources said on Saturday.

Rahul Gandhi won the Lok Sabha elections from Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh and Wayanad in Kerala.

The CWC resolution praised Rahul Gandhi for his efforts in the election campaign.

The meeting was attended by Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leaders

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Manish Tiwari, DK Shivakumar, and Revanth Reddy, among others.

Speaking after the CWC meeting, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari said, "Definitely he (Rahul Gandhi) should become (LoP in Lok Sabha). This was the request of our working committee. He is fearless and courageous."

Earlier in the day, several party leaders voiced their demand that Rahul Gandhi take over the key role.

Speaking on the same, Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy said that this is the demand of 140 crore Indians.

"Our demand is the same as that of 140 crore Indians. Rahul Gandhi has to take the position of Leader of the Opposition. Rahul Gandhi has been fighting for women and the unemployed," he said.

After the Lok Sabha Polls, the Congress emerged as the second-largest party in the election and improved its tally to 100, from 52 in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll. 

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