Leader of the Opposition (India)

Parliamentary position of the Parliament of India

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The Leader of the Opposition is the politician who leads the official opposition in either House of the Parliament of India. The Leader of the opposition is the parliamentary chairperson of the party with the most seats after the government party.


BJP protest outside Siddhivinayak Temple against state govt, demands re-opening of religious places [Video]

BJP protest outside Siddhivinayak Temple against state govt, demands re-opening of religious places

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers staged protest outside Siddhivinayak Temple against the state government on October 13. They demanded that all temples in Maharashtra should be re-opened for..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:38Published
Hathras case: Congress stages protest in Kerala, demands UP CM's resignation [Video]

Hathras case: Congress stages protest in Kerala, demands UP CM's resignation

Kerala state Congress Committee staged a protest in Thiruvananthapuram against Uttar Pradesh government on October 05. Congress Committee came heavy on UP government over the alleged Hathras gang-rape...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:46Published

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Delhi violence: Cong leaders meet President, demand Amit Shah's resignation over 'abdication of duty'

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My govt didn't tap phones, but state free to probe: Fadnavis

"Phone-tapping is not the culture of Maharashtra. My government had not given any such orders," Fadnavis, who is the Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Assembly, said in a statement.
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Did you know Manmohan demanded CAA in 2003? BJP tweets video

From its official handle, the Bharatiya Janata Party tweeted: "In 2003, speaking in Rajya Sabha, Dr Manmohan Singh, then Leader of Opposition, asked for a liberal approach to granting citizenship to..
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Ruling, opposition fronts hold joint protest in Kerala against CAA

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly, Ramesh Chennithala began a joint "satyagraha" here on Monday to protest against the controversial Citizenship..
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Karnataka bypolls: Siddaramaiah resigns as Leader of Legislative Party, Leader of Opposition

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Fadnavis as Leader of Opposition should not repeat mistakes he did as chief minister: Shiv Sena

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Maharashtra Assembly gets new Speaker, Leader of Opposition

Nana Patole was elected as the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker while BJP's Devendra Fadnavis was named Leader of Opposition.
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Fadnavis is Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly

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Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi

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Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament

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Maharashtra Assembly polls: NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar fights lonely battle for survival

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Sushma Swaraj's final journey: Country pays last respects to a leader of citizens

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Mumbai: Leader of Opposition wants BJP MLA Narendra Mehta to resign

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Narmada number tiff: Congress gives proof, BJP stands its ground

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Why Rs 48K-cr disparity in Gujarat debt, asks Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani

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Delhi HC declines to entertain PIL seeking appointment of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

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