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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.

House can change rules regarding LoP: Speaker

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 17:24

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan feels the House can change the rules regarding recognising the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the absence of any party getting the minimum ten per cent of the total strength for the purpose.

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.

Leader of Opposition issue will be decided in next four days: Sumitra Mahajan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 15:17

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday said she would take a decision on the Leader of Opposition issue within four days.

Leader of Opposition issue will be decided in next four days: Sumitra Mahajan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 15:17

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday said she would take a decision on the Leader of Opposition issue within four days.

Speaker says will take decision on LoP within next four days

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:33

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said she will take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition within the next four days after going through the rules and Attorney General`s letter on the matter.

Speaker expected to soon finalise seating arrangement in LS

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 13:54

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is expected to finalise the seating arrangement in the new House this week even as there is no clarity as to when a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition will be taken.

Legislators must have a well-rounded view: Lok Sabha Speaker

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 15:17

Legislators should have a "360 degree vision" as they are accountable for all their constituents, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today.

Congress to keep pursuing Leader of Opposition post

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:31

The Congress has not yet received any intimation from Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over its formal stake for the Leader of Opposition post, party leader KV Thomas said Tuesday.

Issue of Leader of Opposition is in Speaker`s court: Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 23:29

Powers to appoint the Leader of Opposition (LoP) is with the Lok Sabha Speaker and not the government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.