Press Esc to close
Thursday 23 October 2014
News updated at 4:30 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Lokayukta verdict exposes Modi: Cong

New Delhi, DHNS: July 20, 2013

The Congress on Saturday sharpened its attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, comparing him with Hitler for his attempt to shut out institutions like the Lokayukta to conceal his “black deals”.

Congress spokesman Raj Babbar also welcomed the Supreme Court’s rejection of a curative petition filed by the Gujarat government seeking primacy for the chief minister in the appointment of a Lokayukta.

Modi and the Congress have been clashing over the Gujarat Lokayukta appointment since August 2011, when Governor Kamla Beniwal appointed Justice (retd) R A Mehta to the post that had been vacant for almost a decade.


"Since 2003, every effort has been made by the state government to stall the appointment of the Lokayukta," Babbar said.

He also said that the Gujarat High Court had rejected the state government’s petition to cancel the order to appoint Justice Mehta in Oct 2012, and pointed out that the apex court rejected the petition and the review petition on the issue before dismissing the curative petition.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523