Jaitley once again named as Leader of Rajya Sabha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was once again appointed as the Leader of the Rajya Sabha following his re-election to the House.

The 65-year-old Jaitley’s term had ended on Monday. Upon re-election from Uttar Pradesh, he has again been named as Leader of the House, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said in the Rajya Sabha.

Venkaiah said he has received a letter from Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar stating that the prime minister has appointed Jaitley as the Leader of the Rajya Sabha.

In June, 2014, Jaitley was apppointed leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the Leader of the House in Lok Sabha.

(Agencies)