Leader of the Opposition
The leader of the opposition is an important functionary of the House. He is given the status of minister in recognition of his importance. The Leader of the largest recognized Opposition Party is generally recognized as the Leader of the Opposition. He raises matters of public importance and demands for detailed discussions on them. He extends his cooperation to the Speaker in conducting the business of the House.
The Leader of Opposition is provided a seat in the front row, a room in the Assembly with Secretarial and other facilities. The Leader of the Opposition also enjoys certain privileges on ceremonial occasions, viz (i) escorting the Speaker-elect to the rostrum; and (ii) seat in the front row at the time of Address by the Governor to both the Houses.
Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Leader of the Opposition