Modi government cannot keep Lokpal act in cold storage, Supreme Court

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  1. Ray

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    Indeed there is the urgent requirement of a Lokpal and the Bill should be tabled and debated as soon as feasible.

    On the LOP, it is merely a titular honour and cosmetic, and of course with the perks of pay and position, which is possible why the clamour.

    It would do sufficiently, if the Leader of the largest political party in Opposition, even if not qualifying to be declared so, is co-opted in the selection of the LokPal.

    That way, both the current law on selection of the LOP and the necessity to have the head of the largest opposition party in the committee would be met.
     
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    Re: Modi government cannot keep Lokpal act in cold storage, Supreme Co

    The ruling of speaker of LokSabha regarding LOP cannot be challenged in a court of law that is why the SC rejected a PIL filed earlier.

    So leader of Congress is not getting the LOP status in this LokSabha.

    In the next hearing Govt of India will put this fact and the SC will interpret LOP. The SC may give a verdict which will enable leader of the largest party in LokSabha to be in the selection panel of Lokpal, CIC, CVC (like the Govt had done in recently passed Judicial appointment commission bill).

    The second option in GOI amending laws regarding the selection panel for Lokpal, CIC, CVC in next session of parliament.

    But the strange fact is most of Media guys jumping to the conclusion that the SC asked GOI to explain why there is no LOP. :lol:

    GOI has nothing to do with LOP and its decided by speaker of LokSabha.
     
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    Re: Modi government cannot keep Lokpal act in cold storage, Supreme Co

    I fail to understand what is so important to have a Leader of the Opposition.

    Of course, there is the privilege of having a Cabinet rank, a pay, perks and a red light atop the car.

    But these are cosmetic.

    Any one who is a good speaker and knowledgeable can contribute most positively and he need not be a LOP.

    Hiren Mukherjee, a CPI leader, was a most 'feared' MP since he could rip the Govt to shreds. He was not a LOP.

    On the other hand, a wimp as the LOP is as good as a feathered chicken ready for the pot!
     
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    Re: Modi government cannot keep Lokpal act in cold storage, Supreme Co

    Supreme court is back in its "activist" avatar. This chief justice is shady person and should be changed.
     
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    Re: Modi government cannot keep Lokpal act in cold storage, Supreme Co

    For selection of above mentioned post most, act has provision which say either LoP or leader of the largest party in LokSabha will be in panel.then why is so ho and laa is beging made
     
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    Re: Modi government cannot keep Lokpal act in cold storage, Supreme Co

    SC activism should not be should not be unbridled. SC cannot confer LOP status on any leader, which is actually the domain of Speaker. AS for opting leader of largest party in opposition, the govt has already indicated it too wants that. 10% is the quram of Lok Sabha, if an "LOP" cannot muster even that few MPs he just cannot force a quoram.
     
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    Re: Modi government cannot keep Lokpal act in cold storage, Supreme Co

    I think the rules of selection of the opposition leader needs to be changed. The LOP should be selected by the MP's that are not supporting the ruling party. In that case, a third/federal front leader will most likely be the LoP.
     

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