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JP Nadda, BJP chief, replaces Piyush Goyal as Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

JP Nadda has replaced Piyush Goyal as the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament. Goyal was elected to the Lowest House in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha Elections.

Reported By : Devendra Parashar Edited By : Ashesh Mallick
New Delhi
Updated on: June 24, 2024 18:42 IST
BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP JP Nadda
Image Source : PTI BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party has declared Union Health Minister and party's national president JP Nadda as the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha. He replaced Piyush Goyal, who entered Lok Sabha in 2024 after winning the Mumbai North constituency.

Goyal was elected as the Rajya Sabha MP on July 5, 2010 and was declared the Leader of the House on July 14, 2021. He was elected as the Lok Sabha MP on June 4, and was sworn in the Lower House on June 24.

JP Nadda was first elected to Rajya Sabha on April 3, 2012. He was made the Leader of the House on June 24.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge is the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Besides Nadda, 11 other members of the Upper House of Parliament are in the Union Council of Ministers.

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