BJP Parliamentary Party Executive Committee on Wednesday selected Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the leader of the party in Lok Sabha and made Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as his deputy in the house.
Another two union ministers – Thawar Chand Gehlot and Piyush Goyal – got key posts in Rajya Sabha.
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Gehlot has been chosen as the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.
Gehlot is currently the member of Rajya Sabha representing Madhya Pradesh. He will succeed former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who opted to stay out of the second term of Narendra Modi led government due to ill health.
The Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, has been appointed as the Deputy Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.
Goyal is currently a Rajya Sabha member from of Maharashtra. The two-time Rajya Sabha MP will be succeeding Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who has been elected to the Lok Sabha.
The BJP has also decided to make Sanjay Jaiswal, the party’s Lok Sabha MP from Bihar, as chief whip in the house. He will succeed Anurag Thakur, who has become a minister in the just formed Modi government.
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Narayan Lal Panchariya has been appointed party’s chief whip in the Rajya Sabha. He represents Rajasthan in the upper house of the Parliament.