Leader of the Opposition
The Leader of the largest recognized Opposition Party is generally recognized as the Leader of the Opposition. He is an important functionary in the Democratic system. He is given a status of Minister in recognition of his importance. He raises matters of public importance and demands for detailed discussions on them.
The Leader of Opposition is provided a seat in the front row, a room in the Council with Secretarial and other facilities. The Leader of the Opposition also enjoys certain privileges on ceremonial occasions, viz (i) escorting the Chairman-elect to the rostrum; and (ii) seat in the front row at the time of Address by the Governor to both the Houses
Sri Mohammed Ali Shabbir - Leader of Opposition
Sri Mohammed Ali Shabbir was born on February 15, 1957 in Nizamabad District. He did B.Com. He married Smt Nafees Parveen and has 1 son and 2 daughters.
Sri Mohammed Ali Shabbir was elected to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly two times in 1989 and 2004. Sri Shabbir Ali served as a Minister and held several portfolios in the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He is the Member of the Legislative Council from 29.03.2013 and recognized as Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council w.e.f. 04.04.2015.