The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made a strategic leadership change in the Rajya Sabha, appointing MP Raghav Chadha as the party’s leader in the Upper House. This decision comes in light of the absence of Sanjay Singh, the previous leader, who is reportedly dealing with health issues. The AAP leadership officially communicated this shift in a letter to the Rajya Sabha Chairman.
The party’s letter explained that due to Sanjay Singh’s health concerns, Raghav Chadha would assume the role of the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Singh, an AAP MP, is presently facing legal issues related to the Delhi liquor policy and is currently imprisoned.
Sources from the Rajya Sabha secretariat have verified the reception of the AAP’s letter outlining the leadership change. The communication is currently under consideration by the Rajya Sabha Secretary General for implementation.
Raghav Chadha, now leading the AAP in the Rajya Sabha, holds the distinction of being one of the youngest members in the Upper House. The AAP, as a party, commands a total of 10 Members of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.
It’s noteworthy that the AAP, with this adjustment, now holds the position of the fourth-largest party in the Rajya Sabha, trailing behind the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Indian National Congress, and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in terms of parliamentary strength.
This move is seen as a strategic step by the AAP to maintain effective representation and leadership in the Rajya Sabha, ensuring continuity and adaptability in the face of unforeseen circumstances affecting key members like Sanjay Singh.