Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was on Saturday appointed as the leader of the Congress legislature Party in the state.
‘Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been appointed as the leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party in Haryana,’AICC General secretary in charge for Haryana Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
The announcement was made at a press conference held here by Mr Azad, along with AICC General secretary K C Venugopal and party spokesperson Pawan knead.
A meeting of the Congress Legislature Party in Haryana on Friday had left the decision of appointing the CLP leader to party president Sonia Gandhi.
The meeting of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party was held in the party office at Sector 9 on Friday to elect CLP leader. Congress president Sonia Gandhi had appointed former AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry the central observer for the crucial CLP election.
At the end of the meeting, the MLAs passed a resolution authorising Congress president to name the CLP leader as it was the long held party convention.
In the recently held Assembly elections, while the BJP won 40 seats, the Congress secured 31 seats. Dushyant Chautala’s Jananayak Janata Party came third with 10 Assembly seats. The Congress nearly swept the Rohtak, Sonipat and Jhajjar belt considered to be the traditional strongholds of the Hooda family and the Congress. (UNI)