Patidar leader Dhanani to be Leader of Oppn in Guj

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jan 2018 08:45:25



CONGRESS MLA Paresh Dhanani is set to become the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Gujarat Assembly, with the State unit of party on Saturday electing him as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP).

Dhanani (41), who belongs to the Patidar community, won from Amreli constituency in Saurashtra for the third time, and was a front-runner for the post.
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel too had supported him for the post.

“A young, dynamic leader has been chosen by the party high command as the Leader of Opposition. He will take all Congress MLAs along and make the party stronger in the Assembly,” State Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki said.

“He has been chosen for the post considering his work as Congress secretary and experience as an MLA for two terms,” he added. “He is young, has experience as an MLA, and is committed to the party,” said Congress’s Gujarat in-charge Ashok Gehlot, who announced Dhanani’s name for the post after getting a nod from Congress president Rahul Gandhi. “The decision has not been taken on the basis of caste or religion. He has been chosen after MLAs gave their opinions,” Gehlot said.