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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.

LoP issue: Congress, allies to write to LS Speaker seeking quick decision

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 18:46

Soon after Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday raised a strong pitch against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government`s mum on entitling the `Grand Old Party` with the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said Congress and its allies will give in writing to Lok Sabha Speaker for taking an immediate action over the said issue.

Lok Sabha speaker to meet leaders ahead of budget session

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 21:05

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will Saturday meet leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha for smooth functioning of the house during the budget session beginning July 7.

Somnath Chatterjee`s health stable

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 11:44

The health of former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee admitted to a private hospital after suffering a cerebral stroke was stable, a doctor said Wednesday.

Somanath Chatterjee suffers mild cerebral stroke

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:52

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee has been admitted to a private hospital here after suffering a mild cerebral stroke.

Ten-member Panel of Chairpersons in LS

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:39

Amid no official word as to when a Deputy Speaker will be in place, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday announced a ten-member Panel of Chairpersons.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan meets Ansari, Vajpayee

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 17:26

Newly-elected Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday called on Vice President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Manmohan Singh greets new Lok Sabha Speaker

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 18:24

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Sumitra Mahajan for being elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker and said it was her "proud privilege" to preside over the House to which she has given so much for so long.

LS Speaker non-committal on giving Leader of Opposition status to Congress

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 17:51

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Friday remained non-committal on the issue of granting Leader of the Opposition status to Congress which does not have requisite numbers.