New Delhi: Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will be the Congress Legislature Party leader in the 90-member House, the party announced here on Saturday.
Congress general secretary in-charge of Haryana Ghulam Nabi Azad told media persons here that at a meeting of Congress MLAs in Haryana, Hood said the decision to appoint the CLP leader should be left to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi.
“And the proposal to appoint Hooda as CLP was passed unanimously,” Azad said.
Ahead of the October 21 Assembly elections in the state, Hooda was appointed as the CLP leader as well as the Chairman of the Congress’ Campaign Committee, while former Union Minister Kumari Selja was made state unit chief, replacing Ashok Tanwar.
The Congress won 31 seats in the elections, falling 14 short of majority in the House, although it improved its tally from 15 bagged in 2014.
The BJP got 40 seats and forged an alliance with 10-member Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and seven independent legislators to form government in the state over a week back.