Rahul Gandhi nominated to be leader of India’s opposition

Rahul Gandhi nominated to be leader of India's opposition

After an election result that saved his party from the political wilderness, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chief rival Rahul Gandhi was nominated on Saturday ( Jun 8 ) to lead India’s opposition in parliament.

Following a poll that deposed his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) of a majority, Modi will take the oath of office for a third term this weekend. This will make it necessary for the coalition alliance to rule.

Gandhi defied expectations and exit polls to achieve his Congress party’s best consequence since Modi took office ten years ago by nearly twice as much as it did in the legislative elections.

The Congress management met on Saturday to overwhelmingly suggest that Gandhi be elected as India’s established opposition leader, a position that had been vacant since 2014.

After a meeting of the party’s professional, K. C. Venugopal stated in a press conference that” all participants unanimously passed the solution that Rahul Gandhi may take the position of leader of opposition in the parliament.”

Later on Saturday, the election will be discussed with the 232 legislators who make up a Congress-led opposition ally.

Gandhi is the descendant of the kingdom that has dominated Indian politics for decades. He is the boy, nephew, and great-grandson of former prime ministers, starting with Jawaharlal Nehru, the leader of self-reliance.