Lokayukta Corruption Row: CM Passes the Buck to Speaker and Chairman to take call on Lokayukta Resignation

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Pramesh Jain

Banglore: Karnataka Governor R Vajubhai Vala seeks a detailed report of Lokayukta Graft case and speaks to Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao over phone and asks to submit the detailed report of corruption row ,

Today also many Bar council members with about 100 lawyers and Loksabha Members held a protest outside the Lokayukta office demanding resignation of Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao, Lawyers and Loksabha members were taken into preventive custody by police for trying to enter forcibly in Lokayukta office. High tightened security was deployed by central division DCP Sandip Patil.

Lawyers and Former Lokayukta Demands for CBI probe:

Subba Reddy, Advocate said Seems like we have to hold a big Andolan seeking his resignation he had to either Resign or go on a long leave. We don’t want an SIT. We want a CBI probe in the issue.

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Former Lokayukta Santhosh Hegde said if he were sincere enough, he would have Relinquished his post. He should have had the decency to quit. He says he will resign if he is found tampering with the evidence. There is no need for him to resign again.

Monsoon assembly turned into fight Galata as Tug off war against Lokayukta a joint session was held by speaker Kagodu Thimappa to discuss the issue with opposition and ruling party with advocate General, law minister and others were present in the meeting. Kagodu Thimappa said we will take a legal opinion from advocate General as he has raised some questions In this so we will discuss on the Same and then we will initiate action against Lokayukta He added. Karnataka CM siddaramaiah said under section 6 of the Lokayukta Act deals with the removal of the Lokayukta and the UPA Lokayukta moreover members of the council and the assembly have a given a notice in this regard. The matter now rests with the speaker and the chairman it is they who have to take a decision.

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