From the day BJP led NDA formed Government at the centre, there is lot of discussion on opposition party status to Congress. Congress party is fighting for this status in the Parliament and BJP kept on saying that the decision is in the hands of the honorable speaker. Neither Congress have the requisite strength to claim the opposition status nor any precedent to back it in Parliamentary history.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan sought out the opinion of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to make her decesion. As per the sources, Attorney General pointed out that any party must have a strength of at least 10 per cent to be entitled to the Leader of Opposition post. If this comes true, then there will be no chances for Congress to have the status of Opposition party.