MUMBAI, June 25 -- Senior Congress legislator Vijay Wadettiwar was appointed the new leader of Opposition in the state Assembly on Monday. The announcement was made by the speaker Haribhau Bagade in the lower house.

The position became vacant in April after senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil resigned from the post. On June 4, Vikhe Patil resigned as a Congress MLA and was inducted as cabinet minister in the BJP-led state government.

Wadettiwar, a former Shiv Sena Sena leader, joined the congress with former chief minister Narayan Rane. He is known for being an aggressive leader and comes from Chandrapur district in Vidarbha. "With the state Assembly elections coming up in the next few months, I have very little time as the le...