Oppositions

  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post Yesterday

    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 A-G denies it Leader of Opposition post 2 days ago

    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 A-G has cited a 1956 convention which stipulates that a party must have 10 per cent strength...
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  • Congress's plea for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha rejected 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of...
  • 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 cash-strapped 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 9, 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 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 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...
  • 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...
  • TMC asks Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for rape remark July 1, 2014

    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 Pal...
  • UP Legislative Council briefly adjourned over law and order situation in the state June 23, 2014

    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 there...
  • Assembly adjourned after opposition's protests June 19, 2014

    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 house...
  • Sudan opposition leader freed after month's detention June 15, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 (BJP)...
  • Speaker keeps up suspense on Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha June 13, 2014

    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 authorities,...
  • JDU demands Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha for Congress: sources June 13, 2014

    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 Sabha...
  • Congress is not going to request for main Opposition post: Kharge June 12, 2014

    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 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." ...
  • Congress unlikely to get Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha June 11, 2014

    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 June 10, 2014

    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 no...
  • Opposition will get opportunity to nominate Deputy Speaker: Venkaiah June 9, 2014

    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 of...
  • Congress defends Rahul Gandhi for not taking up 'onerous' job of Opposition leader June 4, 2014

    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 MPs...
  • 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. ...
  • Congress will demand Leader of Opposition position: Ashwani Kumar June 4, 2014

    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...