OPPOSITIONS

  • Protests over conversions set back Modi's reform agenda 7 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in Parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism. Opposition members threw papers and swarmed to the centre of the Upper...
  • Opposition parties target Modi government over HRD circular on school to stay open on Christmas 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The united opposition targeted the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday over an Human Resource Development Ministry circular that reportedly said that schools should stay open on Christmas in order to observe Good Governance day. The Congress, TMC, NCP, Left parties staged a walk out from Lok Sabha accusing...
  • Noisy scenes in Maharashtra Council over LoP post, farmers woes December 10, 2014

    Nagpur: Pandemonium erupted in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday when the Congress and NCP members pressed the government to elect the LoP besides raising the issues of farmers' suicide and drought-like situation in the state, leading to repeated adjournments of the House. Three days into the winter session of the State...
  • PM Modi's appeal to Jharkhand voters for giving decisive mandate to BJP December 9, 2014

    Dhanbad: Flaying the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it has run out of issues and asked the people of Jharkhand to give a decisive mandate in favour of the BJP to ensure state's speedy development. Seeking a stable government with full majority in Jharkhand, Modi asked people not...
  • Controversy over Sadhvi's caste, Opposition says she is not a Dalit December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the hullabaloo over the abusive remarks of Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, a controversy has also arisen now over her caste and her background. While the BJP leaders maintained that the Sadhvi was a Dalit, the Opposition contested that claim and said she came...
  • PM Modi strongly criticises BJP minister's abusive remarks December 5, 2014

    Forced to bow down to pressure from political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a statement on the floor of the Rajya Sabha strongly criticising his minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks. ...
  • Face off: Centre downplays Sadhvi Niranjan's sacking, Congress adamant December 4, 2014

    The Prime Minister said Jyoti is a first time minister and a new member of Parliament and the House should show magnanimity by accepting her apology considering this. Modi also said that after the minister's apology the matter should rest and the House resume its normal functioning. ...
  • Maharashtra: Congress to claim Leader of Opposition post if Sena joins government December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Amid indications that Shiv Sena could join the BJP government in the state, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee leader Manikrao Thakre on Tuesday said his party would stake claim for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Assembly. "We are the largest opposition group after Shiv Sena joins the...
  • Centre under attack over 'U Turns', Sadhvi speech December 2, 2014

    The Opposition, while dismissing the apology from Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, demanded that an FIR must be lodged against her as she has accepted a cognizable offence. They also demanded that the minister must be sacked and the Prime Minister, as head of the government, should make a statement...
  • Congress will back opposition parties on black money issue: Ashwini Kumar November 25, 2014

    The Congress has also joined hands with opposition parties to take on the Narendra Modi over the issue of black money. Senior party leader Ashwini Kumar said, "We are with the opposition parties on the issue of black money. His government has done nothing in the last six months." ...
  • BJP takes dig at Congress over Leader of Opposition issue November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday took a dig at Congress over its paltry numbers in Lok Sabha, saying the opposition party has become so weak that the government has to work to give recognition to its leader. In an apparent reference to proposed amendment which will allow the Leader of Congress...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena may also contest election to Assembly Speaker's post November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday said that not only has it staked claim to the Leader of Opposition's post in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, it may also contest election to the Speaker's post. Election for Speaker's post is slated for November 12. If Sena contests the election, it will have a...
  • Shiv Sena decides to sit in Opposition in Maharashtra, talks with BJP still on table November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. The sudden move came...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena stakes claim for Leader of Opposition, names Eknath Shinde for the post November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. The party, which won...
  • Congress forms Shadow Cabinet panels after denial of LoP status November 7, 2014

    New Delhi Unfazed by denial of the Leader of the Opposition status in Lok Sabha, Congress has formed several Shadow Cabinet committees along with Twitter handles as part of moves to be an effective opposition. Seven Shadow Cabinet committees have been formed ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament beginning on...
  • Modi government to amend Lokpal Bill, receives proposal from DoPT: sources November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to amend the Lokpal Bill. The Department of Personnel and Training's proposal for the amendment has been received, said Law Ministry sources on Saturday. The government has begun the amendment process. The government is likely to amend the Lokpal bill to include...
  • Shiv Sena should sit in opposition, says former party MP October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior journalist and former Shiv Sena MP Bharatkumar Raut has said the party should sit in opposition and not have a post-poll alliance with BJP. "Shiv Sainiks put up boards appealing leaders to show self respect. Hope Shiv Sena leadership takes signals and prepare to sit in opposition," Raut said...
  • Delhi HC to hear PIL over Leader of Opposition row on November 11 October 15, 2014

    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...