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Title : LEADER of OPPOSITION
Date : Nov 26, 2021
Topic à Parliament related issues
- Who is the Opposition Leader:
- The LOP is the leader of the largest party in the house, with at least one-tenth of the total number of seats.
- The Salaries and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act of 1977 defines it as a legislative position.
- The importance of the position:
- The shadow Prime Minister' is referred to as LoP.
- If the government falls apart, she or he is expected to be ready to take over.
- The LoP also plays a vital role in bringing unity and effectiveness to the opposition's policy and legislative efforts.
- The LoP is critical in ensuring bipartisanship and neutrality in nominations to institutions that promote accountability and transparency, such as the CVC, CBI, CIC, Lokpal, and others.
- What changes are required:
- When no opposition party wins 55 or more seats, a crisis arises.
- In such cases, the opposition's numerically largest party should have the right to have a leader recognised as the opposition's leader by the speaker.
- Furthermore, the 10% phrasing contradicts the law 'the salary and allowances of leaders of opposition in Parliament Act, 1977,' which only states that the largest opposition party should be appointed to the role.
- Source à The Hindu à 26/11/21 à Page Number 9
Tags : indian national congress, opposition party