Dr Acharya named as House leader in the Upper House

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Bangalore, Jun 23(UNI) Karnataka Home Minister Dr V S Acharya was today appointed as the new House leader in the Legislative Council.

Immediately after the House assembled for a four-day session, Council Chairman Prof B K Chandrashekhar announced that as per recommendations of the state government he has recognized Dr Acharya as the new House Leader in the Council.

The Chairman also announced recognition of senior Congress member Veeranna Mathikatti as the main Opposition Leader in the Council till the session is over. "The KPCC President Mallikarjuna Kharge has sent a letter in this regard to the Chair," he added.

Later the House adopted a condolence motion for the departed leaders including former Chief Minister S R Bommai, former Union Minister Basavarajeshwari, former Loksabha member Channaiah Wodeyar, Former Legislators Kariyanna Gowda and Saritha Kumar Desai and sitting member Blasius M D'Souza.

The House also condoled the death of farmers killed in police firing and those who committed suicide.

Prof Chandrasekhar adjourned the House for tomorrow.

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