The Leader of the Opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly is the politician who leads the official opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.
|Leader of the Opposition of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
since 10 April 2022
|Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
|Appointer||Members of the Official Opposition in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
|Term length||During the life of the Assembly (five years maximum)|
|Inaugural holder||Bhagat Singh Koshyari (2002–2003)|
|Formation||14 February 2002|
|Website||Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly|
Official Opposition 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.
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.
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.
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
|1||Bhagat Singh Koshyari||Kapkot||2002||17 December 2003||1st
|Narayan Datt Tiwari||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|2||Matbar Singh Kandari||Rudraprayag||17 December 2003||12 March 2007|
|3||Harak Singh Rawat||Lansdowne||13 March 2007||7 March 2012||2nd
|Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
|Indian National Congress|
|4||Ajay Bhatt||Ranikhet||2012||11 March 2017||3rd
|Bharatiya Janata Party|
|5||Indira Hridayesh||Haldwani||26 March 2017||13 June 2021†||4th
|Trivendra Singh Rawat
Tirath Singh Rawat
Pushkar Singh Dhami
|Indian National Congress|
|6||Pritam Singh||Chakrata||26 July 2021||10 March 2022|
|7||Yashpal Arya||Bajpur||18 April 2022||Incumbent||5th
|Pushkar Singh Dhami|