Congress seeks chairmanship of at least one substantive Parliament panel

In a letter to Om Birla, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said: "Further to my letter of 21st September 2022 on the government's decision to withdraw the only Departmentally-Related Standing Committee assigned to the Congress Party by seizing the chairmanship of the IT Committee for itself,

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

The Congress on Saturday urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to ensure the party as the principal opposition party, it is given the chairmanship of at least one of the four major substantive parliament committees -- Home Affairs, External Affairs, Defence and Finance.

The party also said that at least three of these four have traditionally been chaired by the opposition.