Lok Sabha Speaker rejects Leader of Opposition status to Congress

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said that the position of Leader of Opposition (LoP) can`t be given to Congress, reports stated on Tuesday.

House can change rules regarding LoP: Speaker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ten-member Panel of Chairpersons in LS

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

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

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.

Sumitra Mahajan fourth Maharashtrian to become Speaker

Sumitra Mahajan is the fourth leader hailing from Maharashtra to occupy the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.

It`s official, Sumitra Mahajan to be Lok Sabha Speaker

Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan is set to be the next Lok Sabha Speaker. Though her name has been doing the rounds for some days, the official confirmation came on Thursday when Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced Mahajan`s name as the NDA`s choice for the prestigious post.

BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan tipped to be next Lok Sabha Speaker

Senior BJP leader and eight-time Member of Parliament from Indore Sumitra Mahajan is most likely to take over as the next Speaker of the Lok Sabha, reports said on Wednesday.

Sumitra Mahajan or MM Joshi: Who will become Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and Lok Sabha MP from Indore, Sumitra Mahajan`s name is reoccuring within the party for the post of Speaker in the Lower House of Parliament, as per sources.