Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Cong forms shadow cabinet panels after denial of LoP status

- Press Trust of India letters@hindustant­imes.com

NEW DELHI: Unfazed by denial of the Leader of the Opposition status in Lok Sabha, Congress has formed several shadow cabinet committees along with Twitter handles as part of moves to be an effective opposition. Seven shadow cabinet committees have been formed ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament beginning November 24 to keep a watch on decisions and policies of key ministries of the Narendra Modi government, a senior party leader said on Friday.

Despite being reduced to just 44 members in Lok Sabha, Congress will confront the government which will be enacting new laws and amending those passed by the erstwhile Congress-led government.

Former ministers, including AK Antony, M Veerappa Moily, Anand Sharma, Oscar Fernandes as also Mallikarju­n Kharge and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad are members of these committees.

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