Telangana Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy on Sunday declared Congress MLA Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka as the Leader Of Opposition in the House.
He also said that the Congress would be the main opposition party in the State.
Following this, the Leader of the House and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao congratulated Vikramarka.
The Leader Of Opposition gets cabinet rank, which is why it is a big deal.
The Speaker also declared that AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi would be the floor leader of the party in the House. The AIMIM is the third largest party in the Telangana Assembly, with 7 MLAs (the Congress has 19 MLAs, and the TRS 90).
The Speaker later adjourned the House sine die - on the fourth day of the first session. The session saw the swearing in of all the MLAs, the Governor's address, and the debate on the motion of thanks for the Governor's address.