SC Dismisses PIL Seeking LoP Status to Cong in LS

The Supreme Court today dismissed a PIL seeking that the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha be granted to Congress party, saying it cannot decide political issues filed under the garb of Public Interest Litigation.

Refusing to entertain the petition filed by an advocate, a bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said, "Ruling of Speaker in the House is not amenable to judicial review."

"Under Article 32 we are not sitting here to decide political issues," the bench said, adding, "Ruling given by Speaker in the house is not amenable to judicial review."

The bench, also comprising justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman, pulled up the petitioner M L Sharma for filing PIL without doing proper home work.

Sharma submitted that the question of the Leader of the Opposition is to be read with the provision of the Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977.

"Section 2 of the 1977 Act defines the LOP of each House as the leader in that House of the party in opposition to the Government having the greatest numerical strength. Therefore a parson who is the leader of the greatest numerical strength is to be declared as a Leader of the Opposition," he submitted.

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9/D-126
Aug 08, 2014
08:23 PM

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ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
8/D-111
Aug 08, 2014
06:41 PM

"Atleast he should now seek 'Well Leader' status"

Which well? Daula kuan?

Akash Verma, Chennai
7/D-106
Aug 08, 2014
06:11 PM

" Atleast he should now seek 'Well Leader' status "

Ding Dong bell,

Pappu's in the well.

Ah, well.....all's well that ends well.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
6/D-105
Aug 08, 2014
06:00 PM

With no LoP status, there is no respite from "trooping to well of the house" for Pappu. Atleast he should now seek 'Well Leader' status before somebodyelse does. Let's wish him well.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
5/D-104
Aug 08, 2014
05:57 PM

The courts are not aware that it was a Political Interest Litigation. What they have dismissed is the Public IL.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
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