- Leader of the Opposition (LoP) status is important and crtical, Supreme Court decision plays an important role
- LOP an important member of a panel that selects key officials like the Chief Commissioner of the Central Vigilance Commission , the Chief Information Commissioner, the Lokpal, the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, the National Human Rights Commission and the Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha
- Randeep Surjewala, Congress spokesperson pointed out that the LoP is constitutional right and since Congress is the biggest opposition party and heads the largest opposition pre-poll alliance.
- If the post is denied then Congress is ready to explore all possible ways and further Mr. Surjewala’s said , “We will cross the bridge when we come to it and when told that government representatives said the Speaker would decide the issue, Mr. Surjewala’s riposte was: “We all know the Speaker also consults government of the day.”
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/for-congress-lop-post-a-constitutional-right/article6181670.ece