No One To Lead The Opposition

No One To Lead The Opposition
  • In its worst ever election defeat, the Congress party has failed to acquire the minimum 10% (54 seats) to form the opposition, leaving the new govt without a decisive Leader of the opposition.
  • Different opposition parties in the house will have their own leader of the House, but none are eligible to enjoy the perks, salaries and allowances enjoyed by a cabinet minister.
  • In cases where the govt consults the opposition of Lok Sabha for making appointments in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Lok Pal and CBI, the new govt will get a free run as it can either amend the existing provisions or keep the position vacant.
  • Under a rule for recognizing a parliamentary group, the Speaker may recognize an association of a minimum of 30 members to form a parliamentary group.
  • During 1984-89, P Upendra of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with 30 members (lesser than the mandatory minimum 30%) was the Leader Of Opposition.
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Exams Perspective:

  1. National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
  2. Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
  3. Lok Pal
  4. CBI
  5. Criteria to form Opposition Party