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1/D-7
Jul 20, 2011
02:18 AM

" India today boasts the world’s oldest head of government and oldest foreign minister."

And the oldest leader of the opposition!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
2/D-9
Jul 20, 2011
02:48 AM

>> "And the oldest leader of the opposition!" - Anwaar

Hey blinkered watermelon!! Sushma Swaraj is 58 years old; not the oldest Leader of Opposition by any stretch of imagination.

The Irreverent Indian
Online, India
3/D-12
Jul 20, 2011
03:15 AM

Irreverent Indian,

>>  Sushma Swaraj is 58 years old; not the oldest Leader of Opposition.

My mistake. Advani was the Leader of Opposition till 2009.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
4/D-16
Jul 20, 2011
05:31 AM

 Yes there is a leadership deficit,Maino has lost the control we once thought she had,given her own family record on probiity.This is most glaring in Vilas Rao and Gurudas Kamat showing little respect for the portfolios given.With this we can say its all a free fall.We will continue to shout our tops off while the politicians will continue to loot.We seek action against big fish ,when even small time MLA"s from Uttarakhand arnt sacked by there parties when caught raping the Ganga.All the posturing on TV is for publicity and the truth is the two are no different.We are Nation were NSG commandoes kits imported were substantiated and the HM and babus involved got away with it,How are they going to fight the scourge of terror when they havent left anything untouched to loot.MMS will remain in Indian history as the man who presided,abetted and seconded corruption under guidance of Maino in Indian history.

wrongone
chennai, India
5/D-113
Jul 20, 2011
07:50 PM

  Sushma Swaraj is 58 years old

And can break in to a jig without rhyme , let alone reason

MANISH BANERJEE
KOLKATA, India
6/D-128
Jul 21, 2011
11:47 PM

advani is still leader of BJP parliamentarian party , sushma and jaitley are floor leaders in Loksabha and Rajya Sabha

anshul
indore, india
7/D-23
Jul 22, 2011
07:00 AM

Anshul,

advani is still leader of BJP parliamentarian party , sushma and jaitley are floor leaders in Loksabha and Rajya Sabha

I take it you mean Advani is Leader of the Opposition and not Swaraj or Jaitely.

According to Wikipedia

Each House of the Parliament of India has a Leader of the Opposition. While the position also existed in the former Central Legislative Assembly of British India, and holders of it there included Motilal Nehru, it got statutory recognition through the Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977 which defines the term ‘Leader of the Opposition' as that member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha who, for the time being, is the Leader of that House of the Party in Opposition to the Government having the greatest numerical strength and recognized, as such, by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha or the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

Leader of the Opposition Swaraj/Jaitely, is a statutory position. Floor leader is an internal party allocation of responsibility. Swaraj and jaitely took over from Advani and Jaswant Singh in 2009/2010 respectively.

Bonita
Chennai, India
8/D-54
Jul 23, 2011
11:51 AM

Anwaar >> And the oldest leader of the opposition

Let us hope that we have the youngest leader of opposition in 2014, when RG takes over and leads the India's permanent ruling party to a fantastic 2 digit score. But what if RG nominates the wonderful and  erudite  Shri Digvijaya singh for the post in May 2014 ? Well , we should be happy that we have had the most entertaining opposition leader in the world !!

Ramki
Delhi, India
9/D-55
Jul 23, 2011
11:53 AM

Manish Banerjee >> And can break in to a jig without rhyme , let alone reason


Typical hypocrisy of Kolkattaan Leftist Pseudointellectuals who indulge in moral policiing when it suits them.

Anyone would prefer the jig of Sushma any day over the verbal diarrhoea of Digvijaya Singh or the genocidal , ethnic cleansing politics of the dearest daddy of Omar Abdulla

Ramki
Delhi, India
10/D-56
Jul 23, 2011
11:57 AM

Guha >> Corruption is not new in India, but the scale and ubiquity of these problems is genuinely unprecedented.

Corruption comes in many kinds. One of common form of corruption in India is the way intellectuals like Guha pen books to sing praise of India's longest ruling royal family's founding member. And the benefits that likes of Guha get in the process (singing paens for Nehru) is also a kind of bribery.

Ramki
Delhi, India
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