Santosh Hegde

  • SC order puts pressure on PM to act against criminal politicians: Congress August 27, 2014

    In a landmark observation, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea against the appointment of ministers with criminal background and put the onus firmly on the Prime Minister. ...
  • Gopal Subramaniam, Rohington Nariman likely to be appointed SC judges May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court Collegium is learnt to have the cleared the names of two senior advocates as judges to the Supreme Court. The two judges being nominated are Gopal Subramaniam and Rohington Nariman. The move is being considered as landmark as it comes after...
  • AAP protest incorrect, illegal, says Santosh Hegde January 21, 2014

    Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde said whatever is happening in Delhi is not correct or legal. The AAP government is protesting in the Central Delhi against the Centre and the police. He said, "I don't think what is happening in Delhi recently is correct or legal. It seems to be...
  • Arvind Kejriwal holds Janta Darbar in Ghaziabad December 26, 2013

    Ghaziabad: Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday held a 'Janta Darbar' outside his Kausambhi residence where many people put forward their complaints relating to water and electricity. Interacting with those present, Kejriwal said, "This is not my win, it is yours. I know that...
  • Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung invites AAP to form government December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: After his meeting with BJP chief ministerial candidate failed to break the stalemate after the Delhi results, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has now invited AAP to form government. This came after Harsh Vardhan said his party will not form the government as it did not have the requisite numbers....
  • Harsh Vardhan congratulates AAP for its spectacular debut December 8, 2013

    BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan, who has registered a huge win from his constituency, congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party for its spectacular debut. However, when asked about the government formation, he refused to speak. He also thanked Sheila Dikshit for serving Delhi for 15 years. ...
  • Delhi election results: AAP makes a stunning debut January 6, 2014

    Waving brooms - AAP's election symbol- and placards, jubilant supporters of the party today converged outside its office in large numbers after its impressive performance in the Delhi Assembly election. The activists chanted "Vande Matram" and danced to the beating of drums outside the premises while police beefed up security. ...
  • Ready for probe but Congress and BJP must be investigated too: AAP November 12, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi party has said that it welcomes the probe announced by the Home Minister regarding its funding but wants the Congress and BJP investigated too. The government had on Monday said that it will investigate the source of funds of the AAP. ...
  • Karnataka government to act on Justice Hegde's illegal mining report September 7, 2013

    Bangalore: The newly elected Congress government in Karnataka has decided to act upon Justice N Santosh Hegde's report on illegal mining in the state. The previous BJP government had returned it to the Lokayukta seeking clarifications. Justice Hegde had submitted his report in July 2011. The implementation of the Justice...
  • K'taka polls: It's important to come out and vote, says Santosh Hegde May 5, 2013

    Polling, which commenced at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, is underway in 223 assembly constituencies of Karnataka. ...
  • Six encounter cases in Manipur not genuine: Panel to SC April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court appointed committee probing six cases of alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur informed the court on Thursday that these were not genuine encounters and the victims, including a 12-year-old boy, did not have any criminal records. A bench comprising Justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai perused...
  • Amendments in Goa Lokayukta Bill unfair: Santosh Hegde March 24, 2013

    Panaji: Taking exception to certain clauses enshrined in Goa Lokayukta Bill 2013, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice (retd) Santosh Hegde on Sunday said these amendments were 'unfair' and should not have found mention in the Act. "The amendments made by Goa government are completely unfair", Hegde told reporters in Panaji on the...
  • Let bureaucracy decide on officers' transfer: Hegde October 18, 2012

    Bangalore: In the backdrop of transfer of Haryana IAS officer for probing land deals, former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Thursday asked state and Central governments to leave issue of transfers to bureaucracy. "Issues of transfers should be left to bureaucracy itself without there being any interference whatsoever by central...
  • Jaitley's remarks on judiciary unfortunate: Santosh Hegde October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde condemned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's comments on the judiciary. "It's unfortunate that a senior leader and lawyer like Arun Jaitley has made such a statement," Hegde said. Arun Jaitley had alleged that judgements at times are influenced by post-retirement...
  • Anna tells Kejriwal not to use his name, photo September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Wednesday parted ways with former team member Arvind Kejriwal saying he would not be a part of the political party being formed by the latter. Addressing mediapersons after a meeting with Kejriwal on the issue, the veteran anti-corruption crusader reiterated that he would not...
  • Anna Hazare-Arvind Kejriwal divide grows September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and erstwhile Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal seems to be following different paths at the former's brainstorming session with IAC members on Wednesday. The meeting revealed growing cracks between the two with Justice Santosh Hegde, too, admitting to the differences on floating a political...
  • India not ready for anti-graft political outfit: Hegde August 20, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Supreme Court judge N Santosh Hegde says a political party floated purely on the anti-corruption plank will not succeed in elections at this stage as money power and diversity play a role. Hegde, a former Karnataka Lokayukta, who has distanced himself from erstwhile Team Anna's decision to start a...
  • Hegde slams Mamata for remarks on judiciary August 16, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Supreme Court Judge Santosh Hegde on Wednesday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her corruption in the judiciary remarks, saying it was 'unbecoming' of her to level such charges. "It is not right to make unsubstantiated allegations by one constitutional authority over another. It is unbecoming of...
  • Ramdev may re-energise anti-graft movement: Hegde August 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde, who was closely associated with now disbanded Team Anna, feels yoga guru Ramdev's agitation on black money and graft issues may re-energise the anti-corruption movement and says it might cause electoral damage to the Congress. "There seems to be a lot of ground support...
  • Fresh ripples on Anna's decision to go political August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Fresh remarks by an erstwhile Team Anna member that Anna Hazare was against the anti-graft movement turning political has triggered ripples with India Against Corruption (IAC) on Saturday taking on the critics. Sunita Godara, who was a member of Team Anna's Core Committee which was disbanded by Hazare earlier...
  • Aides split over political move as Anna scraps team August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In a surprising move, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Monday disbanded his team, saying the purpose of it was over. The decision, however, did not appear to go down well with several members of Team Anna and supporters of the Anna movement. While key Team Anna member N Santosh...
  • Decision to disband Team Anna unfortunate: Hegde August 6, 2012

    Bangalore: Key Team Anna member N Santosh Hegde on Monday appeared to be in disagreement with Anna Hazare's decision to disband the team, which he said could have "gone on" to create a mass awareness on corruption and maladministration without resorting to the path of fasting. "I feel sorry (about the...
  • Won't support floating of party by Anna: Hegde August 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Lokayukta and Team Anna member Santosh Hegde on Friday said he does not support Anna Hazare and his team floating a political party, but would campaign for candidates who identify themselves with his movement against corruption. "I don't support Anna Hazare and his team starting a political party....
  • Hegde flays Karnataka govt for Lokayukta delay July 19, 2012

    Bangalore: Criticising the state government for delaying the appointment of Lokayukta, former Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde on Wednesday said, “For one year, the Lokayukta’s post has been kept vacant. If the owner of a company is absent for a long time, the productivity of that company will certainly come down...
  • No Govt wants to bring in a strong Lokpal bill: Hegde June 4, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Lokayukta and Team Anna member Santosh Hegde on Sunday said no government will like to bring in a strong Lokpal Bill in the country as the government does not have the intent. "The government should bring in a strong Lokpal bill, but I...
  • Difficult to believe allegations against PM: Hegde May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Justice Santosh Hegde on Wednesday said it is "extremely difficult" to believe that allegations raised by Team Anna against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could exist but demanded an inquiry if there are documents to suggest that some wrongdoing was done. "It is extremely difficult for me to believe, having...
  • Will quit if Team Anna's charges are proved: PM May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday hit out at Team Anna saying the corruption allegations against him and other ministers were irresponsible and unfortunate. The Prime Minister further said that he would give up his public life if the allegations made by Team Anna were proved. Talking to reporters...
  • Cracks in Team Anna, Hegde slams comment against PM May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Eminent Team Anna member Justice Santosh Hegde on Tuesday distanced himself from the comment against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by team member and senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Justice Hegde said that the comment against the Prime Minister was unwarranted. He further said that he was...
  • I have always been with Anna: Justice Santosh Hegde March 25, 2012

    Justice Hegde, however, admitted that a fatigue factor had set in with the anti-corruption crusader's repeated call for protests. ...
  • Hegde defends Lokayukta report on illegal mining March 8, 2012

    Bangalore: Defending the Lokayukta report on illegal mining, then Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Wednesday rejected views that quashing of an FIR against former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa by the High Court on the grounds of violation of natural justice was a "rap" on his findings. "I don't consider it as...