Sonia Gandhi, the Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has been elected as the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party. Her name was proposed by Dr. Manmohan Singh and was unanimously approved by all the MP’s. While addressing the MP’s, Sonia Gandhi said that they need to play the role of an effective Opposition. She will choose a leader to be the floor leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. A lot of speculation is going on that Rahul Gandhi will be chosen for this position.
The other front runner is Shashi Tharoor who is a three time MP. The out going leader, Mallikarjun Kharge lost in Gulbarga in the current election. It is the floor leader who decides on the strategy for the party and coordinates with the Government and the other Opposition Parties.