Kamla Beniwal

  • Gujarat gets Lokayukta after a decade 11-12-2013 07:30 PM

    Gandhinagar: Retired Gujarat High Court Judge DP Buch was on Wednesday sworn in as the state's fourth Lokayukta, a post that lay vacant for a decade and over which Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Kamla Beniwal were on a collision course for three years. Justice Buch(retd) was sworn in...
  • Gujarat Governor approves appointment of DP Buch as state Lokayukta 29-11-2013 11:58 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal on Friday approved the appointment of Justice (retd) DP Buch as the Lokayukta of the state, paving the way for filling up of the post, which has been lying vacant for the last ten years. "The Governor has accepted the advice tendered by the Council...
  • Modi govt recommends appointment of DP Buch as Gujarat Lokayukta 27-11-2013 07:34 PM

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi government on Wednesday recommended to Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal to appoint former high court judge DP Buch as Lokayukta of the state. The post of Lokayukta has been lying vacant since Justice RM Soni's term expired in 2003. "The state cabinet meeting headed by chief minister Modi...
  • CPI takes a jibe at Modi, says Gujarat needs a full time Chief Minister 27-09-2013 07:46 PM

    Taking a dig at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday asked Governor Kamla Beniwal and the ruling party to appoint "a full-time" Chief Minister in Gujarat. "As the Constitutional head of the state, we demand that Governor Kamla Beniwal and the BJP,...
  • Modi at loggerheads with Gujarat Governor over Lokayukta appointment 03-09-2013 08:36 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal are at loggerheads once again. The Governor has rejected and sent back the proposed Gujarat Lokayukta Commission Bill to the State Assembly. The new Bill seeks to give all powers regarding the appointment of the state Lokayukta to the...
  • Gujarat: Congress to launch agitation against irrigation bill 06-04-2013 07:10 AM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress on Friday announced to launch a state-wide 'Jal Adhikar Yatra' against the recently passed Gujarat Irrigation and Drainage Bill which it termed as an "anti-farmer" bill. "From April 10 we will launch a 12-day 'Jal Adhikar Yatra' from Dwarka to Ambaji against the Gujarat Irrigation and...
  • SC upholds appointment of Justice Mehta as Gujarat Lokayukta 02-01-2013 10:13 PM

    CM Narendra Modi had appealed against this appointment claiming that the appointment was unconstitutional. ...
  • Appointment row was never an issue for me: Gujarat Lokayukta 02-01-2013 12:36 PM

    Justice RA Mehta refused to comment on the Supreme Court ruling upholding his appointment as the Gujarat Lokayukta, saying it was never an issue for him. ...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta appointment row: Teesta welcomes SC ruling 02-01-2013 12:33 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice RA Mehta as the Gujarat Lokayukta, in a blow to the Narendra Modi government. ...
  • Split verdict by Gujarat HC in Lokayukta case 10-10-2011 06:46 PM

    Ahmedabad/ New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Monday delivered a split verdict on upholding the appointment of the state Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal. The two-judge bench hearing the case filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Narendra Modi against the Governor's order appointing Justice RA Mehta...
  • HC reserves order on PIL seeking recall of Guj Guv 05-10-2011 09:59 PM

    Ahmedabad: Questioning the maintainability, Gujarat High Court on Wednesday reserved the order on the public interest litigation (PIL) which seeks recall of Governor Kamla Beniwal. The division bench of Chief Justice AL Dave and JB Pardiwala also asked the petitioner to explain why the petition was indeed in public interest,...
  • PIL in Gujarat HC seeks removal of Governor 03-10-2011 10:22 PM

    Ahmedabad: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Gujarat High Court, demanding the recall of Governor Kamla Beniwal, saying that due process of law had not been followed in her appointment. The PIL has been filed by a Lucknow-based lawyer, Asok Pande, who claims to be president...
  • Modi accuses Guj Guv of obstructing women's bill 02-10-2011 09:54 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused Governor Kamla Beniwal of rejecting a bill providing 50 per cent reservation to women in local government bodies 'despite being a woman herself'. "I had decided that 50 per cent reservation to women in local bodies' elections would help them. But...
  • Row over Lokayukta: It's Modi vs Governor 06-09-2011 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: The battle between the Gujarat government and the state's Governor over the appointment of Lokayukta continues. While the war of words continues in Parliament, there's also a legal battle now being fought in a Gandhinagar court. From Parliament to Gujarat Assembly, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the...
  • Govt virtually rules out recall of Gujarat Governor 02-09-2011 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Government on Friday virtually ruled out the possibility of recall of the Gujarat Governor at least for the time being notwithstanding the political controversy raked up by the BJP over appointment of Lokayukta in the Narendra Modi-ruled state. "No why should we contemplate of anything of that...
  • Recall Gujarat Governor: Modi writes to PM 02-09-2011 07:25 AM

    new Delhi: Senior BJP leaders will meet the President on Friday seeking Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal's immediate recall. This comes a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi letter's to the PM.The Modi government has accused Beniwal of bypassing it while appointing retired Justice RA Mehta as Lokayukta. Once again,...
  • Gujarat Governor's lokayukta move right: Centre 30-08-2011 05:12 PM

    New Delhi: Dismissing BJP's opposition to appointment of Lokayukta by Gujarat Governor bypassing the Chief Minister, the Centre on Tuesday said as per the law the Governor is supposed to consult only the Chief Justice of High Court in the matter and it should be left to the court to...
  • Gujarat govt moves HC against Lokayukta 27-08-2011 09:25 AM

    Gandhinagar: In an unprecedented move, Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal appointed retired judge Justice RA Mehta as the state Lokayukta bypassing the state government, which swiftly challenged the decision in the High Court. The Governor's decision on Thursday night stoked a potential confrontation with the Narendra Modi government which had dithered...
  • Narendra Modi accuses UPA of targeting him 01-05-2011 11:05 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Centre of persecuting him through constitutional authorities, saying he would neither "break down" nor "bow out". Modi's statement came in the backdrop of recent revelations made by IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt in his affidavit in the Supreme Court implicating the...