After change in AICC leadership, Siddaramaiah sees competition for CLP post from contemporaries'
Energy Secretary Hemant Sharma briefed the members about steps taken by the State Government and the discoms to improve the power sector.
Not just JDS, Congress too has remained non-committal on the coalition ever since the collapse of the H D Kumaraswamy-led government last week.
Yadav, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, was not present on the first day of the Monsoon Session on Friday.
A vacation bench of justices Jyoti Singh and Manoj Ohri said 'looking at the relief sought, there is no urgency' and listed it for hearing before an appropriate bench on July 8.
Denying the second largest party in Sabha the leadership of the opposition would set the wrong precedent and dilute democracy, the petitioners said.
A factor that went against the BJP was that its strategy of purely focusing on a visceral communal campaign backfired. Its claim to stand for the right of devotees found no takers.
The Congress did not get the post of Leader of Opposition in the last Lok Sabha as it had only 44 seats in 2014, which is below the 10 per cent seats mark as cited in the rule.
Bhawanipatna MLA Pradip Naik and Sambalpur MLA Jayanarayan Mishra have emerged as front runners for the post.
It had then chosen Mallikarjun Kharge as its leader in the House though there were suggestions then that Gandhi - who was not the party chief then - should take the post.
Vikhe-Patil had sent his resignation letter to Congress President Rahul Gandhi a few weeks ago, but a decision on it was pending.
The INLD won 19 seats in 2014 assembly elections, but the party’s strength has been reduced to 17 after death of Jind MLA Hari Chand Middha and Jaswinder Singh Sandhu legislator from Pehowa.
While the Congress has 114 members in the present assembly along with support of four independents, two BSP MLAs and one SP legislator, the opposition BJP has 109 MLAs.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad attacked the government for creating fear, not only among people but also among the bureaucrats and opposition leaders.
Phoolka was elected by the MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party in a meeting today at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence.