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Lok Sabha must select LoP even if amendments have to be done: Shanti Bhushan

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 20:00

Former union law minister and India`s one of the senior most lawyers Shanti Bhushan, on Friday, raised his voice against Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status, saying that the LS must select LoP even if amendments have to be made for it in the constitution.

No Leader of Opposition: SC asks Modi govt to clear stand

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:58

While the ruling BJP and the Congress party have fought over the Leader of Opposition`s (LoP) post in the recent past, the Supreme Court on Friday stressed on the position`s importance in governance and agreed to interpret it.

LoP status: Congress calls Speaker`s decision unfair

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 00:25

Congress on Tuesday reacted sharply to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision rejecting the Leader of Opposition status in Lok Sabha and said it is "unfair and blatantly paritisan".

Will consult high command on next course, Kharge on LoP issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 21:50

Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said he was not disappointed at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision not to accord the status of Leader of Opposition to him as the party group`s chief in the House and he would consult the High Command on the next course of action.

Lok Sabha Speaker rejects Congress` demand for Leader of Opposition post

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 19:22

Ending speculation that whether the Narendra Modi-led NDA government will grant the position of Leader of Opposition (LoP) to Congress, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday formally rejected the Grand Old Party`s demand saying that the post can`t be given to them as it does not have the required number of seats.

Assam MLAs` salaries, benefits to go up by over 90%

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 22:50

Assam government Wednesday proposed to hike the salaries and allowances of Chief Minister, Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of Opposition and all present and former MLAs by over 90 per cent with immediate effect.

Delhi HC reserves order on PIL seeking appointment of LoP

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:47

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a PIL seeking appointment of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha from a party which has the second highest number of MPs in the House.

M Thambidurai elected Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 03:21

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader M Thambidurai was unanimously elected as the deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha.

Speaker`s decision not open to judicial review: Supreme Court

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 23:28

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 is not open to judicial review.

Speaker`s decision not open to judicial review: Supreme Court

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 23:25

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 is not open to judicial review.

Govt hails SC dismissal of plea for LoP to Congress

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 21:11

Government on Friday hailed the Supreme Court dismissal of a plea which had sought that the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha be granted to Congress party.

LoP issue: SC rejects PIL, says not here to decide political issues

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 13:52

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking that the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha be granted to the Congress party.