Will offer Leader of Opposition post to BJP: Delhi speaker
Newly-appointed Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal Monday said the BJP would be offered the Leader of Opposition post.
New Delhi: Newly-appointed Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal Monday said the BJP would be offered the Leader of Opposition post.
"I will be meeting the three BJP legislators and we will be offering them the Leader of Opposition status. It`s up to them whether they accept it or not," Goyal told reporters shortly after taking over as the new speaker.
Reacting to the offer, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Vijender Gupta, who has been nominated the Leader of Opposition by his party, said they will comment on the issue once they meet the speaker.
"Let him (Goyal) call us. We will meet him and if he offers us the Leader of Opposition post, then we will think about it," Gupta told IANS.
A party needs 10 percent of the house strength to qualify for Leader of Opposition, but the BJP managed to win just three seats in the Delhi polls, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 67 seats of the 70 seats.