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Congress leaders removed as parliamentary panel heads of home, IT Parliamentary panel

Congress leaders removed as parliamentary panel heads of home, IT

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Oct 2022, 12:01 am

New Delhi/IBNS: For the first time in three decades, opposition parties have not been given any chairmanship of any of the four key parliamentary panels in the latest shuffle announced on Tuesday.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who headed the panel on Information Technology, has been replaced by an MP from the Shiv Sena's Shinde faction.

The Congress also lost the headship of the committee on Home Affairs.

Meanwhile, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh has, however, been kept on as the Chairman of the Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

With this, the chair of six major parliamentary committees -- Home, IT, Defence, External Affairs, Finance and Health -- all are now with the BJP and its allies.

Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi has been replaced by BJP MP and retired IPS officer Brij Lal as the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing committee on Home Affairs.