Editorial

Opposition : Back Bone Of The Democracy

YES…OPPOSITION IS THE BACK BONE IN PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY. The role of an Opposition is a most important
role and the effectiveness of Parliament as well as in assembly. The Opposition is the largest non-government party or coalition of parties in the Legislative Assembly.
The Opposition’s main role is to question
the government of the day and hold them
accountable. Opportunities for scrutinising the
policies and administration of the Government
are provided in Question Time, the Address-
in-Reply debate, Budget debates, debates on
legislation, notices of motion and No Confidence
Motions. Members of the Opposition who are
members of parliamentary committees have a
further opportunity to scrutinise new legislation
as part of the committee process.
The Opposition also utilises the media to reach
the electorate with its views and to establish an
identity as an alternative government. The role of an Opposition is a most important
role and the effectiveness of Parliament. So, in this case NUMBER doesn’t matter but the ROLE.




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