Least Members Required for Opposition Party Status in Parliament of India


A party claims status of opposition party in Lok Sabha. It should have at least member of parliament in Lok Sabha?

  1. 55
  2. 65
  3. 40
  4. 100
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 13th March 2015 in Politics.
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To hold the status of Opposition Party in Indian assembly, a party must have at least 55 elected members in parliament.

According to Parliament rules, the biggest Opposition party in the House has to have at least 10 percent of the total strength of the Lok Sabha, or 55 seats, to be eligible for the post of Leader of Opposition.

In Lok Sabha election – 2014 (16th Lok Sabha) there is no opposition party which has more than 44 seats (Indian National Congress). So technically no political party holds status of Opposition in parliament between year 2014-2019.

Ghulam Nabi Azad of Indian National Congress is the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha since 8, June 2014.

Pushpendra Pal Dean Answered on 13th March 2015.
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