Gujarat Lokayukta

  • Modi will be jailed the day Gujarat Lokayukta becomes active: Rahul May 1, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi hit out at Narendra Modi over the Lokayukta in Gujarat warning that the CM will be behind bars the day the Lokayukta becomes active in the state. ...
  • Modi govt recommends appointment of DP Buch as Gujarat Lokayukta November 27, 2013

    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 recommended...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 passed by state Assembly October 1, 2013

    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 27-year-old act...
  • Modi at loggerheads with Gujarat Governor over Lokayukta appointment September 3, 2013

    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 September 2, 2013

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 7, 2013

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  • Gujarat: Justice RA Mehta refuses to take charge as Lokayukta August 7, 2013

    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. Justice...
  • Has Narendra Modi diluted the Gujarat Lokayukta Bill? April 3, 2013

    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 April 2, 2013

    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 April 2, 2013

    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. ...
  • Gujarat Assembly passes controversial Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 April 3, 2013

    Gandhinagar: 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. The Congress alleges it curbs the powers of the Governor and...
  • Will Modi govt's Bill dilute powers of the Lokayukta? April 3, 2013

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government is set to table the Lokayukta Ayug Bill in the Assembly later on Tuesday, despite fierce opposition from the state Congress party. If passed, the Bill allows a six-member committee headed by Chief Minister Narendra Modi to choose the state's Lokayukta. Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modhwadia on...
  • SC dismisses review plea of Gujarat govt on Lokayukta March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Gujarat government's petition seeking review of its judgement upholding the appointment of Justice (retd) RA Mehta as the state Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal. A bench comprising justices BS Chauhan and FM Ibrahim Kalifulla did not find merit in the review petition filed...
  • SC upholds appointment of Justice Mehta as Gujarat Lokayukta January 2, 2013

    CM Narendra Modi had appealed against this appointment claiming that the appointment was unconstitutional. ...
  • Modi govt's attitude will not be a challenge: Lokayukta January 2, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After the Supreme Court upheld the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat, Justice (retd) RA Mehta on Wednesday said the Modi government's attitude will not come in the way of his work. "I don't think Modi government's attitude will be a challenge for Lokayukta," Mehta said in reply to a...
  • Appointment row was never an issue for me: Gujarat Lokayukta January 2, 2013

    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 January 2, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice RA Mehta as the Gujarat Lokayukta, in a blow to the Narendra Modi government. ...
  • SC upholds appointment of Justice Mehta as Guj Lokayukta January 2, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In a major setback to the Narendra Modi government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice RA Mehta as the Gujarat Lokayukta. Governor Kamla Beniwal had appointed Justice Mehta as the state Lokayukta in August 2011, after the post had remained vacant for eight years. CM Narendra...
  • HC adjourns contempt plea hearing against Modi December 19, 2011

    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 in...
  • HC to hear contempt petitions against Modi December 19, 2011

    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 in...
  • Don't interfere with Constitutional bodies: Modi October 22, 2011

    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 their...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta issue to now go to a 3rd Judge October 11, 2011

    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 Mehta...
  • After Sadbhavna fast, Modi goes for huge rally September 25, 2011

    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 are likely...
  • Miffed Modi, 5 other CMs skip PM's NIC meet September 10, 2011

    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 Beniwal...
  • Who leaked Modi's letter to PM: Gujarat HC September 7, 2011

    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 Sonia...
  • Ruckus in RS for fourth day over Guj Lokayukta September 6, 2011

    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 September 6, 2011

    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 BJP...
  • Parliament adjourned till noon after ruckus September 5, 2011

    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...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta issue rocks Parliament again September 5, 2011

    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 September 2, 2011

    BJP leader LK Advani after meeting President Pratibha Patil said that they have asked for her help in the Gujarat Lokayukta matter. ...