Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) has picked party chairman Upendra Yadav as its parliamentary party leader.
According to Yadav's personal secretary Mahesh Chaurasiya, a meeting of the JSP parliamentary party held on Monday unanimously picked Yadav as the parliamentary party leader.
Yadav was elected to the House of Representatives after winning the by-election held in the Bara-2 constituency on April 23. He had earlier suffered defeat in Saptari-2 in the election held on November 20, 2022.
The by-election was held in Bara-2 as the seat had fallen vacant after Yadav’s confidant Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav, who was elected from the constituency in the November 20 election, was elected the country’s vice-president.
The post of JSP parliamentary party leader had also remained vacant after Ram Sahay Prasad became vice-president.
JSP has 12 lawmakers in the HoR.