Opposition

  • Congress leaders submit memorandum to Lok Sabha Speaker on LoP issue 09-07-2014 05:42 PM

    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 of...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources 08-07-2014 08:43 PM

    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...
  • Congress to maintain an aggressive stand on LOP, price rise in Parliament 08-07-2014 11:39 AM

    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...
  • Freed Kuwait opposition leader vows protests to continue 08-07-2014 07:30 AM

    Kuwait City: Prominent Kuwait opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak sent a defiant message to the government hours after he was released from jail saying protests will continue in the oil-rich 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 07-07-2014 10:17 PM

    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 07-07-2014 07:57 PM

    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...
  • Congress should get Leader of Opposition post, looking for legal options: Sonia 07-07-2014 01:16 PM

    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...
  • Congress says it could move court if denied LOP post, BJP mocks it 07-07-2014 10:35 AM

    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 03-07-2014 02:21 PM

    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...
  • TMC asks Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for rape remark 01-07-2014 04:28 PM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has asked its MP Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for his controversial remark wherein he said that he would ask party workers to rape women of the Opposition party as political revenge. TMC spokesperson Mukul Roy on Tuesday afternoon said, " TMC has asked Tapas...
  • UP Legislative Council briefly adjourned over law and order situation in the state 23-06-2014 06:53 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council was on Monday briefly adjourned following uproar by Opposition over prevailing law and order situation in the state. The issue was raised by BSP and BJP members through adjournment notice demanding a debate on the subject. Om Prakash Sharma of the Teachers' Group alleged that...
  • Assembly adjourned after opposition's protests 19-06-2014 03:34 PM

    The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Thursday with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators staging a sit-in inside the house. Protesting against the failing law and order situation in the state, BJP MLAs held a noisy "dharna" near the speaker's chair following which the...
  • Sudan opposition leader freed after month's detention 15-06-2014 10:39 PM

    Khartoum: Sudan's former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi was released from custody on Sunday, one month after state security agents detained him in a case that sparked concern from Western governments. A reporter saw a smiling Mahdi, chief of the opposition Umma party, greeting about 200 noisy supporters at his party...
  • Nitish Kumar makes a strong pitch for Congress to get Leader of Opposition post 14-06-2014 05:08 PM

    Making a strong pitch for the Congress to get the Leader of the Opposition (LOP) post despite falling short of the requisite numbers, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said this was needed as a strong opposition was necessary for the smooth functioning of democracy. "As a ruling party they...
  • Speaker keeps up suspense on Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha 13-06-2014 08:21 PM

    New Delhi: Keeping the Congress on tenterhooks, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will take a decision on the issue of giving the post of Leader of Opposition to the party after studying rules, regulations and precedents. Elected to the post unanimously a week ago, she says she would consult constitutional...
  • JDU demands Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha for Congress: sources 13-06-2014 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: In a surprise move, the Janata Dal United on Friday demanded that the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha should be from the Congress, said sources. Sources told CNN-IBN that the JDU has assured the Congress of their support on the Leader of Opposition in Lok...
  • Congress is not going to request for main Opposition post: Kharge 12-06-2014 12:05 AM

    Congress MP Mallikarjuna Kharge on Wednesday told CNN-IBN that the Grand Old Party of India would not request the Lok Sabha Speaker to grant it the post of main Opposition. ...
  • Injustice will be done if Congress not given main Opposition status: Rajeev Shukla 11-06-2014 04:51 PM

    Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said, "Speaker should show magnanimity and give it (Leader of Opposition) to us otherwise great injustice will be done." ...
  • Congress unlikely to get Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha 11-06-2014 03:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress is unlikely to get a Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, sources indicated on Wednesday. Sources have also told CNN-IBN that the House rules are clear that a party needs 10 per cent of the seats in the Lok Sabha to become Leader of Opposition,...
  • Ball in Speaker's court on Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha: Congress 10-06-2014 10:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday put the ball in the Speaker's court over the issue of Leader of the Opposition (LOP) in the Lok Sabha brushing aside jibes from the BJP that it has not got the numbers and it has just turned into a 'regional party'. "There is...
  • Opposition will get opportunity to nominate Deputy Speaker: Venkaiah 09-06-2014 12:12 AM

    Vijayawada: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the government will give opposition parties a "reasonable" opportunity to nominate one of their members for the post of deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha. "Union government will give enough and reasonable opportunity to all opposition parties irrespective...
  • Congress defends Rahul Gandhi for not taking up 'onerous' job of Opposition leader 04-06-2014 07:33 PM

    Rahul Gandhi has the responsibility of reinventing and reviving the Congress, the party said on Wednesday as it defended him for not taking up the "onerous task" of heading the party in the Lok Sabha for which he had come under attack. "Congress party is not only limited to 44...
  • TMC will be a constructive opposition in Lok Sabha: Sudip Bandyopadhyay 04-06-2014 12:00 PM

    TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said that his party will play a constructive opposition in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Congress will demand Leader of Opposition position: Ashwani Kumar 04-06-2014 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament session, senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar said that his party will seek an explanation on the diesel price hike. He also said that the Congress will demand that they should be given the post of Leader of Opposition but the choice...
  • We will play a constructive opposition in Parliament: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge 03-06-2014 11:05 PM

    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that he is very greatful to Sonia Gandhi for naming him the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kharge said, "I will raise the issues concerning the people in Parliament." Kharge also said that he believed in smooth running...
  • Is there zero Opposition now to Narendra Modi? 03-06-2014 10:49 PM

    The UPA coordination committee met on Tuesday ahead of Parliament session that begins on Wednesday. In their first meeting after the rout in the Lok Sabha elections, UPA discussed the strategy for the session. The Congress had named former railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge as its leader in the Lok Sabha....
  • Former Railways Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge to be the leader of Congress in Lok Sabha 02-06-2014 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge will be the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, said Janardan Dwivedi on Monday. The nomination of Kharge, a Dalit leader and a second term member from Gulbarga, was made by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has brushed aside demands that either...
  • Congress divided over Sonia, Rahul for the Leader of Opposition post 02-06-2014 01:28 PM

    New Delhi: There is more dissent within the Congress over who should be the Leader of the Opposition, according to sources. Senior leaders like Satyavrat Chaturvedi feel that Congress President Sonia Gandhi should occupy the post, say sources. However, sources say that young leaders feel that party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi...
  • No witch-hunt against opponents, says Venkaiah Naidu 30-05-2014 04:38 PM

    Bangalore: NDA government would not launch witch-hunt against its political opponents including Robert Vadra, but the law would take its own course, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. "I don't want to make any political comment. We don't want to launch witch-hunt but at the same time...
  • Karan Singh declines offer of Leader of Opposition post in RS 28-05-2014 11:41 PM

    Dr Karan Singh, a senior Congress leader and a parliamentarian, is understood to have declined the offer of being the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Singh,83, at present the Deputy Leader of the Congress in the upper house, was believed to have been made the offer by Congress...