Ending weeks of speculation, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has appointed Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah as the Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Former Minister S.R. Patil has been appointed Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council.
Meanwhile, the former Chief Minister has been relieved from the membership of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the party. In a tweet, he thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi for both appointments and for his role in CWC so far. Mr. Siddaramaiah said that he had requested to be relieved of his role in CWC to work more effectively for the party within Karnataka.
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