List of leaders of the opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly

Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly Government of Uttarakhand Indira Hridayesh

Leader of the Opposition of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Indira Hridayesh LOP Uttarakhand Assembly.jpg
Indira Hridayesh

since 23 March 2017
AppointerMembers of the Official Opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Term length5 years
no renewable limit
Inaugural holderBhagat Singh Koshyari (2002–2003)
Formation14 February 2002; 18 years ago (2002-02-14)
WebsiteUttarakhand Legislative Assembly

The Leader of the Opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly is the politician who leads the official opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly. The current Uttarakhand Leader of the Opposition is Indira Hridayesh.


Official Opposition[1] is a term used in Uttarakhand 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 Uttarakhand

Portrait Term[4] Party Assembly
Vacant 2000 2002 N/A Interim Assembly
1 Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Bhagat Singh Koshyari.jpg 2002 17 December 2003 Bharatiya Janata Party 1st Assembly
(2002 election)
2 Matbar Singh Kandari
17 December 2003 2007
3 Harak Singh Rawat
13 March 2007 2012 Indian National Congress 2nd Assembly
(2007 election)
4 Ajay Bhatt
2012 2017 Bharatiya Janata Party 3rd Assembly
(2012 election)
5 Indira Hridayesh
Indira Hridayesh LOP Uttarakhand Assembly.jpg 2017 Incumbent Indian National Congress 4th Assembly
(2017 election)

See also


  1. ^ "Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977". Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ Role of Leader of Opposition in India
  3. ^ Role of Opposition in Parliament of India
  4. ^ [1]. Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 30 July 2014.