Gujarat Lokayukta

  • 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...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 passed by state Assembly 01-10-2013 04:53 PM

    Ahmedabad: The controversial Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 has been passed by state Assembly on Tuesday after it was returned by Governor Kamla Beniwal. The Governor had on September 2 returned the Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 passed by the Assembly in April, 2013. Modi government had proposed to repeal the...
  • 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...
  • Governor returns Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 02-09-2013 11:09 PM

    Ahmedabad: Setting the stage for another confrontation with Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, Governor Kamla Beniwal on Monday returned the Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 passed by the Assembly in April, 2013. "The Governor has not given her assent to Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013, which was passed in the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-08-2013 11:57 PM

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  • Gujarat: Justice RA Mehta refuses to take charge as Lokayukta 07-08-2013 10:30 AM

    Ahmedabad: In a major embarrassment for the Gujarat government, Justice (retd) RA Mehta has refused to take charge as the Lokayukta because the state government took a long time in notifying his appointment. Justice RA Mehta's appointment was cleared by the Supreme Court after it was challenged by Gujarat government....
  • Has Narendra Modi diluted the Gujarat Lokayukta Bill? 02-04-2013 11:51 PM

    The Gujarat Lokayukta Bill 2013 was on Tuesday passed in the state Assembly amidst dramatic scenes of a walkout by Congress MLAs. The new law allows a six member committee headed by the Chief Minister to choose the Lokayukta. ...
  • Revised Lokayukta Bill an attempt by Gujarat govt to hide corruption: Cong 02-04-2013 11:43 PM

    The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday passed the much awaited Lokayukta Aayog Bill. But the revised bill reduces the role of the governor and the High Court Chief Justice in the appointment. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 02-04-2013 11:24 PM

    The new law allows a six member committee headed by the Chief Minister to choose the Lokayukta. ...
  • 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. ...
  • HC adjourns contempt plea hearing against Modi 19-12-2011 12:12 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday adjourned the contempt of court case against Chief Minister Narendra Modi till January 10, 2012. Modi has been charged of publicising the contents of his letter to the Prime Minister over the Lokayukta appointment controversy. Two separate contempt of court petitions were filed...
  • HC to hear contempt petitions against Modi 19-12-2011 10:44 AM

    Ahmedabad: Petitions for contempt of court against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be heard on Monday by the Gujarat High Court. Modi has been charged of publicising the contents of his letter to the Prime Minister over the Lokayukta appointment controversy. Two separate contempt of court petitions were filed...
  • Don't interfere with Constitutional bodies: Modi 22-10-2011 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister on Saturday hit out at the UPA and tweeted that the Central government is tinkering with the nation's federal structure. Modi tweeted, "Don't interfere with Constitutional bodies." Modi said the federal dharma should be followed and all constitutional authorities should be allowed to carry on...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta issue to now go to a 3rd Judge 11-10-2011 10:31 PM

    Ahmedabad: In the wake of a split verdict by the Gujarat High Court on the controversial appointment of Lokayukta by the Governor, the issue is now likely to go to a third judge for breaking the tie. Justice Akil Kureshi, who had on Monday upheld the appointment of Justice RA...
  • After Sadbhavna fast, Modi goes for huge rally 25-09-2011 08:29 AM

    Ahmedabad: Almost a week after a three-day Sadbhavna fast to promote peace and harmony, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is now slated to hold a massive rally between Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. The rally is being organised with the aim of promising justice for all. As many as five lakh people...
  • Miffed Modi, 5 other CMs skip PM's NIC meet 10-09-2011 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: In an open defiance against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi skipped the National Integration Council meet called by the Prime Minister on Saturday. Sources say Modi is upset with the Centre for its refusal to take back the notification issued by Gujarat Governor Kamla...
  • Who leaked Modi's letter to PM: Gujarat HC 07-09-2011 06:52 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court, hearing contempt petitions against Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday asked the state government to find out who leaked a letter written by him to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which had confidential information on the Lokayukta issue. A division bench of justices Akil Kureshi and...
  • Ruckus in RS for fourth day over Guj Lokayukta 06-09-2011 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Tuesday forced repeated adjournments in the Rajya Sabha with BJP persisting with its protest for the fourth consecutive day over appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat. The party, supported by AIADMK, also sought to corner the government over a motion on filling up of vacancies in...
  • 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...
  • Parliament adjourned till noon after ruckus 05-09-2011 11:47 AM

    New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Monday following uproar by SP and BJP members on incidents of firing on lawyers by state revenue officials in Uttar Pradesh and the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat. Soon after Speaker Meira Kumar made references in the Lok Sabha on...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta issue rocks Parliament again 05-09-2011 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha were adjourned for the day on Monday after uproar over various issues, including Gujarat Lokayukta appointment. Following uproar over the Gujarat Lokayukta issue, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned earlier on Monday till noon. The BJP had earlier called the appointment unconstitutional....
  • Guj Lokayukta's appointment unconstitutional: Advani 02-09-2011 02:28 PM

    BJP leader LK Advani after meeting President Pratibha Patil said that they have asked for her help in the Gujarat Lokayukta matter. ...
  • Uproar in RS, BJP demands recall of Guj Governor 02-09-2011 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Friday saw two adjournments before noon as Opposition BJP disrupted proceedings demanding recall of Gujarat Governor over appointment of Lokayukta. After the Government had clarified the issue of SGPC polls, BJP members rushed into the well shouting slogans demanding recall of Governor Kamala Beniwal. Chairman...