Bhupinder Singh is Congress leader in Orissa assembly

May 24th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Former Orissa minister Bhupinder Singh was Sunday unanimously elected leader of Congress party in the state assembly, party sources said.
He was elected at a meeting of the newly elected Congress legislators in the presence of central cabinet minister and Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad and state Congress president K.P. Singh Deo.

Singh, a cabinet minister in the former J.B. Patnaik government, was elected to the assembly for the fourth time from the impoverished Kalahandi district.

The legislators also elected Prasad Harichandan as the chief whip of the Congress legislature party.

The Congress won 27 seats in the 147-member assembly in the 2009 state polls.

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