Caste balance can not be maintained for the post of Congress Legislature Party leader

  Now caste balance can hardly be achieved in the selection of the new leader of the State Congress Legislature Party. However, the old formula for regional balance can be repeated

Caste balance can not be maintained for the post of Congress Legislature Party leader

Now caste balance can hardly be achieved in the selection of the new leader of the State Congress Legislature Party. However, the old formula for regional balance can be repeated. The election of the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly is expected soon.

The post of State Congress Legislature Party leader has become vacant due to the death of Dr. Indira Hridayesh on June 13. By making Dr. Hridayesh the Leader of the Opposition, the party was successful in balancing both the ethnic and regional balance within the state. After Indira's absence, a problem arose in front of the party. Till now, the pair of Pritam Singh who is a Rajput, as the state president and Dr. Hridayesh, who was a Brahmin,  as the leader of the opposition helped maintain the caste balance.

With the death of Indira, a strong Brahmin face in the Congress Legislature has gone. The special thing is that out of the current 10 MLAs, the party does not have a single Brahmin MLA. In such a situation, instead of caste balance, Congress is now preparing to work by maintaining regional balance and other equations. The party, which was in mourning due to the death of Dr. Hridayesh, did not insist on the selection of the Leader of the Opposition. Now after about 13 days, the party has started discussions in this regard.

The decision about who will become the Congress Legislature Party leader is for the central leadership of the party to decide. Karan Mahara is also among the natural contenders for this post. Karan Mahra is currently the Deputy Leader of the Opposition. He is considered one of the ardent supporters of former Chief Minister and Congress General Secretary Harish Rawat. However, in terms of seniority, some of the sitting MLAs outshine Karan Mahara. These include former Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal. Recently, Karan Mahra has met State Congress, President Pritam Singh, at his Dehradun residence.

If sources are to be believed, there is almost agreement about Karan's name even within the State Congress Committee. Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat's stand is also being considered important in the selection of Leader of Opposition. The party high command will also consult him on this post. If other equations are taken into account, the party can also play bets on a new face as Leader of Opposition. When contacted in this regard, State Congress President Pritam Singh said that the selection of Leader of Opposition is to be done by the central leadership. Whatever decision the leadership takes, it will be followed.