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Congress has named senior lawmaker Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as its leader in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: 18/6/19:The Congress has named senior lawmaker Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as its leader in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. This was decided at a strategy session this morning.

Reports said the party took the decision after failing to convince Rahul Gandhi to take up the post.

Gandhi and his mother UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were present at the strategy session, sources said and added that the matter was discussed at length.

The  Lok Sabha was informed of the matter that Chowdhury would be the leader of the single largest party. He will represent the party in all important selection committees.

According to reports, the party also focused on tomorrow’s meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his “One nation one election” idea. The Congress is opposed to the idea.

Along with Adhir Chowdhury, Kerala leader K Suresh, party spokesperson Manish Tewari and Thiruvanathapuram lawmaker Shashi Tharoor were in the running for the post.

Party sources said Chowdhury, a five-time member of the Lok Sabha, was chosen in view of his long experience in the parliament and the party.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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