Lokayukta Report

  • AAP seeks probe against Sheila Dikshit in unauthorised colony scam February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee asking for a probe against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit for issuing fake provisional certificates to unauthorised colonies. On the report submitted by the Lokayukta on the issue, the President had asked for the chief minister's recommendation. This...
  • No mining licence was given by me: SM Krishna December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Sunday insisted that he had given no licence for mining in forest area in Karnataka in his capacity as the state Chief Minister, a day after a probe was ordered against him in a mining scam. He said the former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh...
  • Maya sacks another minister, the 5th in 4 months December 1, 2011

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday sacked Rural Development Minister Ratan Lal Ahirwar, after the Lokayukta report named him for alleged misuse of funds. Mayawati has already sacked four tainted ministers Rajesh Tripathi, Awadhpal Singh, Badshah Singh and Rangnath Mishra on the recommendation of the Lokayukta, in...
  • Court to hear Yeddyurappa's bail plea today November 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yedyurappa's bail hearing is scheduled for Friday. There are six cases against him. He was jailed on October 15 following two complaints. The Karnataka High Court on Thursday granted partial relief to Yeddyurappa in the government land denotification cases against him. The court...
  • Karnataka land scam: partial relief for BSY November 3, 2011

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday granted partial relief to former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in the government land denotification cases against him. The court granted Yeddyurappa bail in one of the two cases and order on the other land denotification case has been reserved till Friday. If the...
  • Mining report to come up before cabinet on Friday October 27, 2011

    Bangalore: The report of the official committee which has recommended action against 617 officials indicted in the Lokayukta report on illegal mining will come up before the cabinet for discussion on Friday. The committee, headed by additional Chief Secretary Jairaj, submitted its recommendations to Chief Secretary S V Ranganath on October...
  • BSY back in jail, upset over Advani's remarks October 19, 2011

    Bangalore: After much drama and hospital hopping, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, 72 hours after surrendering before the courts and getting practically the entire state Cabinet pay him obeisance in hospital, on Wednesday returned to Bangalore Central Jail on a stretcher. So, what prompted this change of heart? "He's upset about...
  • Karnataka: BJP buying time on Lokayukta report? October 14, 2011

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government's decision to return the Lokayukta enquiry report on illegal mining has been called frivolous by former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. The government has sought a clarification on whether the Lokayukta had the powers to recommend action against ministers and MLAs. Hit out at the Karnataka government for...
  • Karnataka Govt returns Lokayukta mining report October 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The Karnataka state government on Thursday sent back the Lokayukta report on illegal mining. The report had indicted the state government and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. Yeddyurappa had to resign following the report's publication in July. The government said it wanted further clarifications on the report, particularly...
  • Karnataka govt seeks clarification from Lokayukta October 14, 2011

    Bangalore: Invoking questions of legality, the BJP government in Karnataka on Thursday sought clarifications from the Lokayukta regarding its report on illegal mining. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting although the government was quick to point out that it was not questioning the report. "We are not questioning the Lokayukta...
  • Orders on Yeddyurappa's bail plea on October 3 September 21, 2011

    Bangalore: The Lokayukta Court on Wednesday said it would pass orders on October 3 on the bail applications filed by former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in two complaints alleging irregularities in denotification of government land by him. Lokayukta Special Court Judge NK Sudhindra Rao asked the counsels...
  • Janardhana Reddy arrest politially motivated: BJP September 14, 2011

    Bangalore: BJP's Karnataka unit on Wednesday termed as politically motivated the arrest of former minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy by the CBI in connection with illegal mining, as the agency had not probed allegations of Congress leaders involved in it. Speaking to reporters, state unit BJP Spokesperson Ayanur Manjunath...
  • Karnataka finances are sound, says Gowda August 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday said the state's finances were sound as the government mopped up Rs 58, 541 crore revenue during 20102011 as compared to Rs 49,156 crore during 20092010. In his first Independence Day address here, Gowda, who became the ruling BJP's second Chief Minister...
  • K'taka: Yeddyurappa to skip all official events August 7, 2011

    Bangalore: Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has said that he will not participate in any of the official functions keeping sensitivity and protocol involved. "My presence should not embarrass officials in terms of protocol. I will stay away from all government functions, except from those which are held in my native...
  • Karnataka: BSY succeeds in making his man Gowda CM August 4, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka finally gets a new chief minister after a week of political drama, as 58yearold DV Sadananda Gowda was on Wednesday elected by Karnataka BJP MLAs through a secret ballot. But both the newlyelected chief minister Sadananda Gowda as well as outgoing chief minister BS Yeddyurappa turned out to be...
  • BJP planning Yeddymade govt in Karnataka: Cong August 2, 2011

    New Delhi: As BJP leadership grappled with the BS Yeddyurappa succession issue, the Congress on Tuesday took a dig at it saying the party was planning to bring a "Yeddymade government" in Karnataka to placate the outgoing Chief Minister. "He (Yeddyurappa) is trying for a Yeddymade government. We have to wait...
  • I brought out a bitter truth: Santosh Hegde August 2, 2011

    Bangalore: N Santosh Hegde on Tuesday retired as Karnataka Lokayukta after an 'eventful' five years in office and said effort by some ministers to discredit his mining report that cost BS Yeddyurappa his chair was not unexpected as he has brought out a 'bitter truth'. "When a bitter truth is...
  • Will not take any action in haste: K'taka Guv August 2, 2011

    Bangalore: Seeking to steer clear of any controversy this time around, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Tuesday said he would not take any "action in haste" as he expressed confidence that the ruling BJP would be able to elect a new leader, after BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Chief Minister. Responding to...
  • I don't want to become a super CM: Yeddyurappa August 2, 2011

    Bangalore: In an apparent bid to reject criticism that he wants to rule by proxy by installing DV Sadananda Gowda as his successor, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday asserted he did not want to become "a super CM". "I don't want to become a super CM", he told reporters in...
  • Fight for Karnataka CM post intensifies August 2, 2011

    Bangalore: An Operation Lotus of a different kind is unfolding in the state BJP. The party, which was known for poaching legislators from other parties to prop up its strength, is now seeing its MLAs being poached by its own leaders. With the party splitting vertically between caretaker Chief Minister BS...
  • Hegde steps down as Karnataka Lokayukta today August 2, 2011

    Bangalore: After a "sweet and sour" experience as Karnataka Lokayukta, Justice Santosh Hegde is stepping down on Tuesday, looking forward to a relaxed and enjoyable life and do "what every retired person does". The 71yearold former Supreme Court judge whose report on illegal mining triggered a political storm that eventually cost...
  • Leadership issue will be solved amicably: BSY August 1, 2011

    Bangalore: As the deadlock over selecting his successor continued, outgoing chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday expressed confidence that the leadership issue will be resolved amicably by central leaders of the BJP. "I am confident that the national leaders will solve the leadership issue in Karnataka amicably which will be just...
  • Next Karnataka CM of Yeddyurappa's choice? July 31, 2011

    Sources said that outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa will resign on Sunday at 3:30 pm creating speculations on whether he will choose his own replacement. ...
  • BSY supporters defiant, pile pressure on BJP July 29, 2011

    New Delhi: In a move intended as a pressure tactic, about 10 BJP MLAs say they want Yeddyurappa to stay and the Lokayukta's report to be rejected. The BJP top brass, including contender Ananth Kumar, visited Yeddyurappa's residence on Friday. ProYeddyurappa MLAs claimed the support of 73 MLAs and want party...
  • Rs 215 cr Reddy money stashed abroad: report July 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Lokayukta report indicts not just politicians but also corporate houses and the mining mafia. The report names Jindal Steel among the corporates that should be investigated for giving bribes. The Bellary mining mafia is exposed and it cost BS Yeddyurappa the job of the chief minister. The...
  • Yeddyurappa finally relents, agrees to quit July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: After a late night air dash on Wednesday to the capital to hold deliberations with the BJP central leadership, which went well into the wee hours of Thursday morning, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa finally conveyed to the party high command that he was willing to abide by...
  • Yeddyurappa should be tried legally: Cong July 28, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Dr G Parameshwar on Thursday said resignation of BS Yeddyurappa was the party's demand for sometime and legal action should be taken the outgoing Chief Minister for his alleged role in the illegal mining in the state. "This was our demand for sometime, for...
  • Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa agrees to quit July 28, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa sent his resignation to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday evening, just a few hours after the party's Parliamentary Board asked him to step down following his indictment in the illegal mining case by Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. In his resignation letter...
  • BJP dumps Yeddyurappa, to elect new CM July 28, 2011

    Bangalore/ New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has been asked by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board to step down following his indictment in the illegal mining case by Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. The BJP state leaders and MLAs will meet on Friday to elect a new chief...
  • Mining scam grounds master survivor Yeddyurappa July 28, 2011

    Bangalore: From a rice mill clerk and a farmers' leader to heading the first BJP Government in the South, BS Yeddyurappa has been a master survivor emerging unscathed through much turbulence in his three years in office before the Lokayukta report on illegal mining scam did him in. ...