List of leaders of the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly

Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Official Opposition (India) Ram Govind Chaudhary
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Leader of the Opposition of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Ram Govind Chaudhary

since 27 March 2017
AppointerMembers of the Official Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Term length5 years
no renewable limit
Inaugural holderMuhammad Ahmad Said Khan
(Nawaab Chhatari)
(1937 - 1939)
Formation12 January 1937; 83 years ago (1937-01-12)
WebsiteUttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly

The Leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly is the politician who leads the official opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. The current Uttar Pradesh Leader of the Opposition is Ram Govind Chaudhary.


Official Opposition[1] is a term used in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly to designate the political party which has secured the second largest number of seats in the assembly. In order to get formal recognition, the party must have at least 10% of total membership of the Legislative Assembly. A single party has to meet the 10% seat criterion, not an alliance. Many of the Indian state legislatures also follows this 10% rule while the rest of them prefer single largest opposition party according to the rules of their respective houses.


The opposition's main role is to question the government of the day and hold them accountable to the public. The opposition is equally responsible in upholding the best interests of the people of the country. They have to ensure that the Government does not take any steps, which might have negative effects on the people of the country.[2]

The role of the opposition in legislature is basically to check the excesses of the ruling or dominant party, and not to be totally antagonistic. There are actions of the ruling party which may be beneficial to the masses and opposition is expected to support such steps.[3]

In legislature, opposition party has a major role and must act to discourage the party in power from acting against the interests of the country and the common man. They are expected to alert the population and the Government on the content of any bill, which is not in the best interests of the country.

List of Leaders of the Opposition of Uttar Pradesh

No. Name
Portrait Tenure[4] Party Assembly
1 Muhammad Ahmad Said Khan
Nawab Chhatari
MuhammadSaidKhan.jpg 12 January 1937 14 January 1939 Independent Before Independence
2 Chaudhry Khaliquzzaman 15 January 1939 8 September 1945 Muslim League
3 Jahirul Hasnain Lari 12 April 1946 14 June 1950 Before Independence
4 Triloki Singh 27 June 1950 6 May 1952 Bharatiya Jan Congress
5 Raj Narain Raj Narain 2007 stamp of India.jpg 16 May 1952 17 August 1955 Socialist Party 1st Assembly
6 Genda Singh 17 August 1955 31 March 1957 Praja Socialist Party
(4) Triloki Singh 12 April 1957 6 March 1962 2nd Assembly
7 Yadavendra Dutt Dubey 28 March 1962 2 February 1964 Bharatiya Jana Sangh 3rd Assembly
8 Sharda Bhukt Singh 2 February 1964 2 April 1965
9 Madhav Prasad Tripathi 2 April 1965 9 March 1967
10 Ram Chandra Vikal Ram chandra Vikal.jpg 2 March 1967 2 April 1967 Indian National Congress
11 Chandra Bhanu Gupta 2 April 1967 15 April 1968 4th Assembly

See also


  1. ^ "lli>r oltici". 16 January 2010. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010.
  2. ^ Role of Leader of Opposition in India
  3. ^ Role of Opposition in Parliament of India
  4. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (UPLA): List of all Leaders of Opposition".