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SP's Sanjay Lathar made Leader of Opposition in UP Legislative Council

The post was lying vacant since the death of Samajwadi Party MLC Ahmed Hasan in February.

Photo: PTI

Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India Lucknow
Samajwadi Party MLC Sanjay Lathar has been made the Leader of Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, Principal Secretary Rajesh Singh said here on Tuesday.
The post was lying vacant since the death of Samajwadi Party MLC Ahmed Hasan in February.
According to a notification issued on Monday, Lathar has been recognised as the Leader of Opposition with effect from March 28, Singh said.
Lathar's term as a member of the Legislative Council will end on May 26, 2022.
At the 100-seat Legislative Council, the ruling BJP has 34 members, Samajwadi Party 17, BSP four, Congress and Apna Dal (Sonelal) one each, Shikshak Dal (non-political party) two, Independent group one, independent one and Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal (Nishad) one member.
The process of election for 36 seats from the local authority constituency is underway and polling will be held on April 9. The counting of votes will be held on April 12.
Candidates for some of these seats have been elected unopposed.

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First Published: Mar 29 2022 | 12:23 PM IST

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