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Saturday, 14 September 2019

BJP MPs Jayant Sinha, PP Choudhary replace Congress leaders as heads of parliamentary panels on finance, external affairs

New Delhi: Two crucial parliamentary panels, the standing committees on finance and external affairs, which were headed by members of Parliament (MPs) from the Congress in previous Lok Sabha are now chaired by BJP MPs.

File image of BJP MP Jayant Sinha. Reuters.

File image of BJP MP Jayant Sinha. Reuters.

The Lok Sabha Secretariat updated the details of parliament's standing committees for the newly constituted 17th Lok Sabha late night on Friday night.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs Jayant Sinha and PP Choudhary will head the panels on finance and external affairs respectively. In the previous Lok Sabha, Congress' Veerappa Moily and Shashi Tharoor used to head the two committees.

Moily lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Tharoor, who retained his Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat in the last general elections, has now been made the head of the standing committee on information technology.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who was a member of the panel on external affairs has now been moved to the parliamentary panel on defence, which is headed by Jual Oram.

TMC's Derek O'Brien, who was chairing the committee on transport, tourism and culture has been replaced by erstwhile Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader TG Venkatesh, who recently joined BJP.
O'Brien is now a member of the panel on human resource development, which BJP's Satyanarayan Jatiya continues to head.

With these changes, the Congress which was earlier heading two committees of the Lok Sabha will now be heading only one.

Standing committees are allocated by Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman on the recommendation of the government.



September 14, 2019 at 03:48PM

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