OPPOSITION

  • Delhi HC to hear PIL over Leader of Opposition row on November 11 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred to November 11 the hearing on a PIL seeking a direction to the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha after the Centre told it that the apex court is hearing a similar plea. "The Supreme Court is...
  • PM Modi asks rivals not to politicise Pakistan firing October 9, 2014

    Breaking his silence on the relentless firing by Pakistan along the Line of Control and International Border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged his political rivals not to politicise the Pakistan firing issue, not while, the PM added when our soldiers are sacrificing their lives on the border. ...
  • Will go by laid-down rules on Lokpal appointment: Rajnath Singh September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go by the laid-down rules in deciding on appointments to the posts of Lokpal, CVC and other statutory authorities with the Leader of Opposition, who is a member of the selection panel for choosing them, not having been designated for the Lower House. "We will work...
  • Congress rakes up need for having LoP in Lok Sabha September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday again raked up the need for having a Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha insisting that it was not a titular position and is required to form a "shadow cabinet". Party General Secretary CP Joshi cited the Page Committee report on the role...
  • Schools prepared to show PM's Teacher's Day speech September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: With just two days to go, schools are prepared to show the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech live to students on September 5. As per government sources no private school has objected to the directives. Although HRD ministry insists its not mandatory, a strict directive has...
  • 66 per cent Indians happy with Modi government performance; tally to be better if elections held now September 3, 2014

    Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power after receiving a resounding mandate in the Lok Sabha polls. A Network18 Today's Chanakya poll conducted across 14 cities reveals how Team Modi fared on foreign policy, the challenge of internal security and on the economic front. Majority 66 per cent voters...
  • Decision on LoP in Lok Sabha based on rules: Sumitra Mahajan August 23, 2014

    A day after the Supreme Court questioned the government over the absence of a Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has defended herself, saying the decision was based on rules. She added that the apex court had made no observation against her. ...
  • LoP row: Congress should accept Speaker's decision, says Rajnath August 22, 2014

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the Congress to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha. "As per the Constitution, a party must get 10 per cent seat (for Leader of Opposition status). But unfortunately...
  • LOP row: BJP defends stand, Congress says Centre scared of opposition August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court questioned the Centre over the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in its defense. "The LOP post is virtually appointed by the will of the people, and that is reflected by the...
  • Centre on the backfoot as SC questions status of LOP post in Parliament August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Pushing the Narendra Modi government on the backfoot, the Supreme Court on Friday questioned the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha. The apex court has raised concerns on why there is no LOP in Parliament. The court has agreed to interpret the LOP...
  • Congress can't get Leader of Opposition post, affirms Speaker August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another disappointment to the Congress, the Speaker on Tuesday told them that they cannot be offered the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Parliament as it does not have the required number of seats. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reportedly communicated the decision to Congress leaders at a function...
  • Opposition creates ruckus over government's tough stance at WTO August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Monday created ruckus in the Rajya Sabha as it raised the Bharatiya Janata Partyled government's tough stance at the World Trade Organisation that scuttled the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was forced to make a clarification in the House. He said that the Bali...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker's decision on LoP not open to judicial review: SC August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stand that may spell difficulty for the Congress party if its demand for being given the post of the leader of opposition is rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Supreme Court on Friday said that a decision taken by the Speaker in the House...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Uproar continues in Parliament, Opposition demands clarity on Centre's stand August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The government's challenge to bring an end to the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service (UPSC) row is far from over. Opposition parties including the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPM, AIADMK, DMK have demanded clarity on Centre's stand over the issue. A notice has been given for...
  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party is likely to abide by the decision of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the issue of the post of Leader of Opposition in the House. According to sources, the party is unlikely to approach court if the Speaker's decision is in line with Attorney...
  • Congress alleges travesty of justice as AG denies it Leader of Opposition post July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big setback for the Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that the party is not eligible for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The AG has cited a 1956 convention which stipulates that a party must have 10 per cent strength...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Congress's plea for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha rejected July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Friday rejected the party's plea for getting the Leader of Opposition's post in the Lok Sabha. The AG said that the party must have 10 per cent (55 seats) in the 543member Lok Sabha to get...
  • Opposition parties pick holes in rail budget July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition members on Monday picked holes in the rail budget and questioned how the ambitious agenda outlined in it would be implemented by the cashstrapped railways as there is no budgetary support from the government unlike China and other developed nations. Congress member and former Railway Minister KH Muniyappa...
  • Budget doesn't reflect common man's aspirations: Opposition July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition parties on Thursday criticised the union budget, saying it did not reflect the aspirations of the common man. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden budget on Thursday. "The budget does not reflect the aspiration of the common man. Most of the announcements are ministry programmes, which the finance...
  • Congress leaders submit memorandum to Lok Sabha Speaker on LoP issue July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is leaving no stone unturned to get the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Senior party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Captain Amarinder Singh met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and submitted a memorandum signed by 60 MPs regarding the Leader...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is set to reject the Congress's bid for the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, said sources. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday conveyed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Congress doesn't have a case, sources added. "As a...
  • Congress to maintain an aggressive stand on LOP, price rise in Parliament July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The second day of the Budget session is likely to witness a tough stand from the Congress over the issues of price rise and on the post of the Leader of Opposition. The Congress claimed that a Leader of Opposition should be appointed to ensure democracy. "If the Leader...
  • Freed Kuwait opposition leader vows protests to continue July 8, 2014

    Kuwait City: Prominent Kuwait opposition leader Mussallam alBarrak sent a defiant message to the government hours after he was released from jail saying protests will continue in the oilrich Gulf state. "Putting us in jail will only strengthen our determination," Barrak told an opposition rally on Monday night near the...
  • Congress continues its demand for LoP post in Lok Sabha, BJP mocks it July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress continues to demand the Leader of Opposition status in the Lok Sabha with party President Sonia Gandhi on Monday saying that her party rightfully deserved the post as it was the single largest opposition party in the House. The government, however, said that the odds are...
  • UPA MPs to write to Lok Sabha Speaker seeking call on Leader of Opposition issue July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Upping the ante on the Lok Sabha Leader of Opposition issue, the Congress and its allies on Monday said they will write to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeking an immediate decision in the matter. Party spokesman Anand Sharma said that the Congress would exercise all options to ensure a "democratically...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker refuses to comment on LoP row July 7, 2014

    Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said that she will not react on media reports on the Leader of the Opposition issue. "I will speak if someone from Congress comes to me," she said. ...
  • Congress should get Leader of Opposition post, looking for legal options: Sonia July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has claimed that it is the largest party in the opposition so it should get the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. "We are the largest party and we have accepted we have lost. But since we are the largest party...
  • Congress says it could move court if denied LOP post, BJP mocks it July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end to the confusion over who will get the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Congress leaders are holding a strategy meeting to finalise its stand on the Leader of Opposition. They only have 44 seats and need 11 more to...
  • Congress seeks Leader of Opposition post; Kharge, Scindia meet Speaker July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the numbers go against it, the Congress has asked for the post of the Leader of Opposition in Parliament. Party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday. However, it is difficult for the Congress to get the post. According to...