Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha

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Leader of the House in
Rajya Sabha
Rājya Sabhā ke Sadana Netā
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Piyush Goyal

since 14 July 2021
Rajya Sabha
Member ofRajya Sabha
Reports toParliament of India
Residence8, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi, Delhi, India[1]
FormationMay 1952
First holderN. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
DeputyMukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha (IAST: Rājya Sabhā ke Sadana Netā) is the leader and parliamentary chairperson of the majority party in the Rajya Sabha and is normally either a cabinet minister or another nominated minister. The Leader of the House is responsible for organizing government meetings and business in the House. This office is not enshrined in the constitution and provided under the Rules of Rajya Sabha.

List of Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha

The following individuals have held the office of the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha:[2]

No. Portrait Name Tenure Party
1 Gopalaswamy Ayyangar.jpg N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar May 1952 February 1953 Indian National Congress
2 Charu Chandra Biswas February 1953 November 1954
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri November 1954 March 1955
4 Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg Govind Ballabh Pant March 1955 February 1961
5 Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim February 1961 August 1963
6 Y B Chavan (cropped).jpg Yashwantrao Chavan August 1963 December 1963
7 Jaisukh lal Hathi.png Jaisukhlal Hathi February 1964 March 1964
8 Mohamed Ali Currim Chagla.jpg M. C. Chagla March 1964 November 1967
(7) Jaisukh lal Hathi.png Jaisukhlal Hathi November 1967 November 1969
9 Kodardas Kalidas Shah November 1969 May 1971
10 Uma Shankar Dikshit May 1971 December 1975
11 Kamalapati Tripathi December 1975 March 1977
12 Lkadvani.jpg L. K. Advani March 1977 August 1979 Janata Party
13 Shri K.C Pant (cropped).jpg K. C. Pant August 1979 January 1980 Indian National Congress
14 Pranab Mukherjee Portrait.jpg Pranab Mukherjee January 1980 July 1981
August 1981 December 1984
15 V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg Vishwanath Pratap Singh December 1984 April 1987
16 Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg N. D. Tiwari April 1987 June 1988
17 P. Shiv Shankar July 1988 December 1989
18 M. S. Gurupadaswamy December 1989 November 1990 Janata Dal
19 Yashwant Sinha IMF.jpg Yashwant Sinha December 1990 June 1991
20 Shankarrao Chavan 2007 stamp of India (cropped).jpg Shankarrao Chavan July 1991 April 1996 Indian National Congress
21 Sikander Bakht 20 May 1996 31 May 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party
22 Inder Kumar Gujral 071.jpg Inder Kumar Gujral June 1996 November 1996 Janata Dal
23 Deve Gowda BNC.jpg H. D. Deve Gowda November 1996 April 1997
(22) Inder Kumar Gujral 071.jpg Inder Kumar Gujral April 1997 March 1998
(21) Sikander Bakht 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Bharatiya Janata Party
24 Jaswant Singh (cropped).jpg Jaswant Singh 13 October 1999 22 May 2004 4 years, 222 days
25 IBSA-leaders Manmohan Singh.jpg Manmohan Singh 1 June 2004 18 May 2009 Indian National Congress
29 May 2009 26 May 2014
26 The official photograph of the Defence Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley (cropped).jpg Arun Jaitley 26 May 2014 11 June 2019 5 years, 16 days Bharatiya Janata Party
27[3] Thawar Chand Gehlot appointed as the new governor of karnataka (cropped).JPG Thawar Chand Gehlot 11 June 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 26 days
28[4] Piyush Goyal.jpg Piyush Goyal 14 July 2021 Incumbent 2 years, 316 days
# Name Portrait Took Office Left Office Appointed by Ref
1 Piyush Goyal Piyush Goyal.jpg 12 June 2019 13 July 2021 Venkiah Naidu
2 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.jpg 19 July 2021 7 July 2022 [5]

See also


  2. http://rajyasabha.nic.in/rsnew/whoswho/former_leader_of_house.asp
  3. DelhiJune 11, India Today Web Desk New; June 11, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 23:57. "Thawarchand Gehlot to replace Arun Jaitley as Leader of House in Rajya Sabha". India Today. Retrieved 19 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. "Piyush Goyal appointed Leader of House in Rajya Sabha". timesnownews.com. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  5. "Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appointed Deputy Leader of House in Rajya Sabha". 20 July 2021. Archived from the original on 25 October 2022. Retrieved 25 October 2022.

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