BJP's tally plummets to 18 in 81-member Jharkhand assembly.
Mr Advani installed Sushma Swaraj, as Leader of Opposition.
L K Advani will step down from the post of leader of the Opposition in LS.
Jaswant will be replaced by former Maha deputy CM Gopinath Munde.
BJP renewed its assault on the UPA government, blaming it for its indecisiveness on crucial issues, including Telangana, climate change and the impeachment of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran.
Rajnath Singh has forced his party’s parliamentary wing leaders to accept him as their lead speaker in the Lok Sabha during the discussion on the Liberhan Commission report.
Leading political players are not sure which way the scale would tilt when the two Houses of Parliament discuss the panel’s findings next week.
Even though the findings of the Liberhan Commission, constituted by the P V Narasimha Rao government to look into the circumstances leading to the Babri Masjid demolition, have not really come as a surprise.
The opposition parties have decided to capitalise on the agrarian discontent by joining hands with a section of the ruling alliance to corner the Manmohan Singh government.
By-elections to 11 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh have re-established Ms Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party as the dominant player in the state.
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