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Press Trust Of India / ibnlive.in.com / Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 04:55pm IST.
Gandhinagar: In an unprecedented move, the Gujarat Governor has appointed Retd. Justice RA Mehta as Lokayukta of the state, bypassing the Narendra Modi-led BJP government which had kept the post vacant for the last seven years.
Gujarat Opposition Leader Shaktisinh Gohil, who had led a delegation of Congress MLAs to the Governor on the issue of Lokayukta, said, "Gujarat Governor Kamla has appointed Retd Justice RA Mehta as Lokayukta late last night."
The name of Justice Mehta was suggested by Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court SJ Mukhopadhaya to the state government, but it had not made the appointment till now, he said.
The move by the Governor of bypassing state government in appointment of Lokayukta was taken by her after "thorough consultation with legal experts," Gohil said.
"Governor has told us that non-appointment of Lokayukta for the last seven years, was a matter of grave concern as there was no authority to look into affairs of the government," he said.