Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi, on Friday, said the single largest party in Lok Sabha deserves the post of leader of opposition and alleged that the rule cited to deny it the status was unconstitutional.
Singhvi said he is keen to challenge the rule if the party permits and this was a “transition period” for the party that would pass.
He said, “Denying the Congress the Leader of Opposition is illegal. No Act of Parliament states that the Congress cannot be given the post if it gets less than 10 per cent of total Lok Sabha seats. There is no convention either. The Congress deserves the post,” and added, “If given an opportunity, I would like to challenge the rule in my individual capacity. But, I need the party’s permission for challenging the rule.”