Kamla Beniwal

  • OP Kohli takes oath as Gujarat Governor July 16, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha MP, OP Kohli was sworn-in as the 24th Governor of Gujarat at a ceremony held on Wednesday. At the beginning, Chief Secretary to Gujarat Government, Varesh Sinha read out the warrant of appointment by the President of India about Kohli's appointment as...
  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation accepted July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation was accepted and Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva has been given the additional charge. Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said President Pranab Mukherjede has accepted the resignation of Wanchoo as Governor of Goa and has appointed Alva, Governor of Rajasthan,...
  • Gujarat governor's transfer is political: Congress July 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Reacting to the transfer of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal to Mizoram, Congress said it was a "political transfer" and an "act to damage democracy" by the BJP. "It is a political transfer. Earlier, she was asked to resign, but she had declined. A governor should not depend on the...
  • Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal transferred as Governor of Mizoram July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is set to shuffle around UPA appointed governors. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal has been transferred as Governor of Mizoram on Sunday. Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva will discharge the functions of Gujarat Governor in addition to her own duties. Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has been...
  • Gujarat gets Lokayukta after a decade December 11, 2013

    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 November 29, 2013

    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...
  • 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...
  • CPI takes a jibe at Modi, says Gujarat needs a full time Chief Minister September 27, 2013

    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, if...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat: Congress to launch agitation against irrigation bill April 6, 2013

    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 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...
  • Gujarat Raj Bhavan is a Congress House: Modi August 14, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Governor Kamla Beniwal, accusing her of conspiring with Congress against his government. At a public meeting in Junagadh, Modi alleged that Governor's residence had become 'Congress House'. "It is very unfortunate that people whose only aim is to defame...
  • HC snub for Guj govt; Guv to decide on sanction July 6, 2012

    Ahmedabad: In a snub to the state government, the Gujarat High Court on Friday directed that Governor Kamla Beniwal will take the "final decision" on granting sanction to prosecute minister Purshottam Solanki for his alleged role in a Rs 400 crore fishing contracts scam. The court, however, rejected the contempt plea...
  • Remove Gujarat Governor, BJP tells President May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by party president Nitin Gadkari met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday and demanded the removal of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal for her alleged involvement in a graft case. The delegation had spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman, MPs Balbir Punj, Bhupendra Yadav and Arjun...
  • Land scam: BJP demands Gujarat Guv's resignation May 22, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Reiterating its demand for removal of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal from her post over an alleged land scam, the BJP on Tuesday threatened to launch an agitation, if she did not tender her resignation in next three days. BJP general secretary Kirit Somaiya, who is also the coordinator of party's...
  • Uproar over Gujarat Governor, RS adjourned twice May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned twice during the pre-noon sitting as Opposition BJP stalled the proceedings over the alleged involvement of Gujarat Governor Kamla Devi Beniwal in a land grab case. BJP members led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi demanded suspension of the Question Hour to discuss the issue,...
  • Split verdict by Gujarat HC in Lokayukta case October 10, 2011

    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 as...
  • HC reserves order on PIL seeking recall of Guj Guv October 5, 2011

    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, and...
  • PIL in Gujarat HC seeks removal of Governor October 3, 2011

    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 of...
  • Modi accuses Guj Guv of obstructing women's bill October 2, 2011

    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 the...
  • 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...
  • Govt virtually rules out recall of Gujarat Governor September 2, 2011

    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 kind...the...
  • Recall Gujarat Governor: Modi writes to PM September 2, 2011

    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 August 30, 2011

    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 August 27, 2011

    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 on...