Opposition

  • 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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 is not going to request for main Opposition post: Kharge June 12, 2014

    Congress MP Mallikarjuna Kharge on Wednesday told CNNIBN 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 June 11, 2014

    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." ...
  • TMC will be a constructive opposition in Lok Sabha: Sudip Bandyopadhyay June 4, 2014

    TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said that his party will play a constructive opposition in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • We will play a constructive opposition in Parliament: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge June 3, 2014

    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 CNNIBN, 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? June 14, 2014

    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. ...
  • There will be no 'the' Leader of Opposition: Subhash Kashyap May 17, 2014

    Political scientist Subhash Kashyap has said that there will be no "the" Leader of the Opposition since no party, including the Congress, has the numbers required for it. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 20, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Can the PM distance himself from the Coalgate controversy? August 20, 2013

    The government was once again cornered by the Opposition over the missing coalgate files in Parliament on Tuesday. The BJP demanded a statement from the PM alleging that the files had been deliberately made to disappear to destroy evidence. The Congress was quick to hit back, saying files from the...
  • News 360: Opposition wants PM to answer over missing coal allocation files August 20, 2013

    The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till Thursday after uproar over missing coalgate files. BJP members demanded a statement from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the missing files related to the allocation of coal blocks. ...
  • Shrill of the Opposition is much higher than ours: Sibal May 26, 2013

    Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal has admitted that the United Progressive Alliance government has failed to communicate to the people its achievements in the last four years. He was speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate ...
  • 2G scam: Raja insists he be allowed to depose before JPC April 26, 2013

    As the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G scam stays divided with opposition members asking for PC Chacko's resignation, former telecom minister A Raja insists he should be allowed to depose. ...
  • Troubles mount for UPA as Budget Session resumes April 22, 2013

    As Budget Session resumed on Monday, the UPA government once again came under attack by the Opposition. While former telecom minister A Raja accused the PMO of being in the know of 2G decisions, the growing instances of rape in the capital also pushed the Centre on the backfoot. The...
  • President's meeting with Zia called off due to security concerns: Ranjan Mathai March 4, 2013

    Bangladesh's key Opposition leader Khaleda Zia cancelled a plan meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday even as fresh violence marred his first foreign trip since taking over presidency. "We had fixed a time for Khaleda Zia to call on the President. The President was in fact looking forward to...
  • BJP remains defiant despite meeting with Kamal Nath over Shinde's terror remarks February 20, 2013

    Even as Union Ministers Kamal Nath and Sushil Kumar Shinde met Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj to break the deadlock over the "Hindu terror" remark, Swaraj said, "If the BJP is indeed a terror outfit, then why have I been made the Leader of the Opposition? Why aren't we being...
  • BJP answerable if sexual crime ordinance not passed due to disruptions in Parliament: RPN Singh February 20, 2013

    With the Budget Session of Parliament beginning Thursday, the Opposition is all set to take on the government on various issues. "BJP always creates an issue to stall Parliament. If their action results in sexual crime ordinance not being passed, they will have to answer people," MoS Home RPN Singh...
  • The Last Word: Have Oppn MPs misunderstood the nature of lobbying? December 11, 2012

    Have Opposition MPs misunderstood the nature of lobbying as well as its legal status? ...
  • Voters will punish the PM in 2014: Opposition September 22, 2012

    BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday claimed that the PM's address to the nation over economic reforms was an abuse to the nation. ...
  • The Last Word: Was Bharat Bandh successful or just disruptive? September 20, 2012

    The Bharat Bandh called by the opposition parties over FDI reforms and fuel price hike evoked mixed response on Thursday. ...
  • India speaks out: Should bandhs be banned? September 20, 2012

    CNNIBN viewers from across the country share their views on should bandhs be allowed. ...
  • FDI, diesel price hike: DMK to join Oppn bandh on Thursday September 19, 2012

    DMK leader TKS Elangovan has said that the party will join the Opposition bandh on Thursday over FDI in multibrand retail and the diesel price hike. ...
  • Monsoon session washed out: Has image of Parliament taken a hit? September 7, 2012

    Minimal business conducted over 3 weeks as Opposition repeatedly disrupted proceedings over the coal scam. ...
  • CAG report on coal block allocation hits UPA hard August 17, 2012

    The Opposition has slammed the government on issues of transparency and accountability. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 12, 2011

    The Government decides to table the Lokpal Bill in Parliament next week even as the allies rally behind the Congress. ...
  • Did Cong make a mistake by not attending Anna's rally? December 12, 2011

    Opposition parties on Sunday shared dais with Anna Hazare during the anticorruption rally at Jantar Mantar. ...
  • Ruckus in J&K Assembly over Omar's remarks October 7, 2010

    MLAs protest Omar's statement asking leaders to desist from harping on Kashmir is an integral part of India....
  • Is UPA govt scared of a debate on price rise? July 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Parliament is meant to be a forum to debate issues of national importance. No one can disagree that price rise is one such issue. The Manmohan Singh government should be willing to face the nation on it; the Opposition should be willing for a debate without insisting on...