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Youngest Rajya Sabha member AAP's Raghav Chadha joins finance panel

Youngest Rajya Sabha member AAPs Raghav Chadha joins finance panel

New Delhi: Raghav Chadha of the Aam Aadmi Party has been appointed to the Standing Committee on Finance. The 34-year-old is the youngest member of the Rajya Sabha.

The chartered accountant is one of the seven members of the party nominated to the Upper House from Punjab. In August 2022, Chadha spoke on issues like inflation and taxation in his first session in Parliament.

Chadha's nomination came as 24 committees were reconstituted for 2022-23. Eleven got new chairpersons. BJP's Jayant Sinha remains in the chair of the finance panel. The committee oversees the laws and policies drafted by three union ministries and the NITI Ayog.

After over 100 MPs retired from the Upper House in recent months, several vacancies were created in various committees. The shuffle caused Congress to lose Home and IT panel chiefships. Home panel head Abhishek Manu Singhvi was replaced by BJP's Brij Lal. In the IT panel, Shashi Tharoor was replaced by Shiv Sena's Prataprao Jadhav.

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