Ahmedabad, Dec 3 (PTI) Tribal leader and senior Congress MLA Sukhram Rathva was on Friday elected as the new Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
Earlier in the day, Congress announced OBC leader Jagdish Thakor's appointment as its new Gujarat unit president ahead of the next year's Assembly elections.
Rathva, 64, who represents Pavi-Jetpur constituency in Chhotaudepur district, was elected unanimously by Congress MLAs at a meeting held at the Gujarat Assembly complex in Gandhinagar on Friday evening.
Jagdish Thakor and Gujarat Congress in-charge Raghu Sharma were also present at the Congress Legislative Party's meeting. Rahtva would be replacing Paresh Dhanani.
While Thakor was appointed the new state Congress chief in place of Amit Chavda on Thursday, Rathva was elected on Friday by party MLAs after the high-command cleared his name, said Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi.
Both the key posts were lying vacant since March when Chavda and Dhanani tendered resignations following Congress' poor performance in local bodies polls. Both had been asked to continue in their posts till new leaders were chosen. PTI PJT PD KRK KRK
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