Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the opposition party in the Lok Sabha, and K Suresh, its chief whip in the Lower House, confirmed the development.
The appointments came ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which is likely to commence from September 14. It is seen as a move by the Congress to strengthen its team of floor leaders in the Lower House, party leaders said.
The opposition party did not have a deputy leader in the Lok Sabha till now.
Gaurav Gogoi, the MP from the Kaliabor Lok Sabha constituency of Assam was the party’s whip in the House till now and has been elevated.
Interestingly Amarinder Singh was the deputy leader of the Congress in the previous Lok Sabha before he became the chief minister of Punjab.
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