HC denies urgent hearing to plea seeking LoP's appointment in LS

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Jun 26 (PTI) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused an urgent hearing to a plea for asking the Lok Sabha speaker to appoint a leader of opposition (LoP) in the House.

A vacation bench of justices Jyoti Singh and Manoj Kumar Ohri said "looking at the relief sought, there is no urgency". The bench instead listed the petition for hearing by an appropriate bench on July 8.

Advocates Manmohan Singh Narula and Susmita Kumari, who filed the petition, said the Speaker was not performing his statutory duty of appointing the LoP.

They argued in the petition that recognising a member of the house as the leader of opposition was "not a political or arithmetical decision, but a statutory decision"...