RA MEHTA

  • 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...
  • Justice Mehta says no to Gujarat Lokayukta's post August 8, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In an embarrassment to the Narendra Modi government, justice (retd) RA Mehta has refused to take charge as the Lokayukta of Gujarat. The Gujarat government had spent Rs 45 crore as legal fees in unsuccessfully challenging his appointment. In a strongly worded letter to Governor Dr Kamla Beniwal, justice Mehta...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Guj govt demands resignation of Governor Dr Kamla December 1, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Saturday demanded resignation of the state Governor Dr Kamla, saying it would make way for a "free and fair enquiry" into an alleged land scam pending against her in Rajasthan. The demand from Gujarat government comes at a time when a metropolitan court in Rajasthan...
  • SC admits Modi's plea on Guj Lokayukta's appointment February 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will start hearing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's plea challenging the Gujarat High Court's order upholding the appoint mruled on Friday it will start the hearing in Gujarat Lokayukta appointment case from February 20 onwards. The Modi government had filed an appeal challenging the Gujarat High...
  • SC to hear Gujarat's plea on Lokayukta today February 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the petition filed by Gujarat government challenging the state High Court order upholding the appointment of Justice RA Mehta as the Lokayukta by the Governor on the ground that it was unconstitutional and done without the consent of the state government. ...
  • Lokayukta: Cong asks Modi to quit over HC order January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday stepped up attack on Narendra Modi asserting that the Gujarat Chief Minister has no moral right to continue in office in the wake of the High Court judgement upholding appointment of the Lokayukta. "Morally, Modi has no right to continue and he should resign," party...
  • Court's Gujarat Lokayukta order harms federalism: BJP January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the Gujarat High Court's decision to uphold the appointment of state Lokayukta by the governor was a "setback to federalism". "The divided judgment of the Gujarat High Court is a setback to federalism," Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun...
  • I am totally unconcerned, indifferent: Gujarat Lokayukta January 18, 2012

    After the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday upheld his appointment, Justice RA Mehta tried to avoid questions. ...
  • Cong welcomes HC verdict Gujarat Lokayukta January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice (retired) RA Mehta as the state Lokayukta. The decision is a major setback to the Narendra Modi government which had challenged the appointment. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP had accused the Governor of acting in...
  • Setback for Modi, HC says Gujarat Lokayukta to stay January 18, 2012

    Ahmedabad: In a major setback for the Narendra Modi government, the High Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice (retired) RA Mehta as the state Lokayukta, turning down the state government's argument that it was unconstitutional. On August 27, 2011, the Modi government moved the High Court challenging Governor Beniwal's...
  • Gujarat HC to decide on appointment of Lokayukta January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday will decide on the appointment of the state Lokayukta. The state government had earlier challenged Governor Kamla Beniwal's appointment of Justice (retired) RA Mehta, deeming the move unconstitutional. The matter is now before a third judge after the division bench had earlier announced...
  • 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...
  • 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 twojudge 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...
  • Lokayukta: Gujarat delegation to meet President September 14, 2011

    Vadodara: A delegation, consisting of two former Gujarat ministers, is meeting President Pratibha Patil in Delhi on Thursday with regard to appointment of Justice (retd) RA Mehta as Lokayukta of the state. The delegation comprising of Gordhan Zadafiya and Nalin Bhatt also includes former BJP MP KD Jeswani, former Surat Mayor...
  • Lokayukta: BJP protests in Parl as Modi ignored August 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The BJP MPs led by LK Advani on Tuesday protested in Parliament the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat and demanded immediate recall of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal for nominating former Gujarat High Court judge RA Mehta without Narendra Modi's consent. Inside the House it was Arun Jaitley who led...
  • Gujarat Lokayukta appointed bypassing Modi govt August 26, 2011

    Gandhinagar: In an unprecedented move, the Gujarat Governor has appointed Retd Justice RA Mehta as Lokayukta of the state, bypassing the Narendra Modiled BJP government which had kept the post vacant for the last seven years. Gujarat Opposition Leader Shaktisinh Gohil, who had led a delegation...