Gandhinagar: The Congress on Saturday has appointed the leader of the opposition, Paresh Dhanani.Dhanani (41) will also hold the post of leader of opposition in Gujarat Assembly. A strong Patidar leader from Saurashtra, he won the assembly election from Amreli constituency.
"Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has approved the name of Paresh Dhanani to be the Congress Legislature Party leader in Gujarat. He will lead the Congress in the Gujarat assembly," Congress general secretary in-charge of Gujarat affairs Ashok Gehlot told.
Who is Paresh Dhanani?
Pareshbhai Dhanani is MLA of Congress won from Amreli in Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017.Dhanani is close to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Dhanani is pitted against BJP heavyweight Bavkubhai Undhad who is a sitting MLA from the Lathi seat but has been fielded from Amreli this time. The constituency of Amreli is a Patidar-dominated region and is set to watch a fight between two strong Patel candidates as farm issues take center stage in the campaign discourse.
Dhanani was the working president of the Pradesh Congress for some time. He is a three-time MLA in Gujarat.
He will herald the next generation in the Gujarat Congress.