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No stringent rule for gaining 10% of Lok Sabha seats for leader of opposition says Congress leader Rashid Alvi

Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 12:48pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

 Congress Party leader Rashid Alvi on Saturday said there is no hard and fast rule for gaining 10 percent of the total strength of the 543 member of the Lok Sabha to claim the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP).

“There is no hard and fast rule for gaining 10 percent of the total strength of the 543 member of the Lok Sabha to claim the LoP post. The government should recognize the Leader of Opposition by now,” said Alvi. 

Earlier today, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the Congress will only be embarrassed if they go to court to raise its demand to be assigned the post of the Leader of Opposition (LoP) as they do not have the required number of seats. Congress has decided to raise the pitch in its demand for being accorded the status of the Leader of the Opposition for its nominee in the Lok Sabha.

It has been contended that Congress does not have the required number of 55 MPs or 10 percent of the total strength of the 543 member of the Lok Sabha to claim the LoP post for itself. However party leader Shakeel Ahmed has said that there is no such rule and added that the leader of the party in Opposition which has the greatest numerical strength gets the post of LoP.


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