Nitish has proposed a weak Lokayukta: Paswan
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Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011, 19:14
Patna: Advocating a strong and effective Lokayukta in Bihar, LJP on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had proposed a weak ombudsman to save the skin of corrupt public servants.

"The draft for Lokayukta suggests that Kumar has proposed a weak Lokayukta...It will be a toothless body under control of the state government," LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan told reporters here.

The draft circulated by the government on the websites reflected that the state would have full control over the Lokayukta. "Even the appointment of Lokayukta will be made by the government without adopting a transparent system of appointment," he said.

Recommendations by the Lokayukta against corrupt public servants would be subject to government's sanction for prosecution in any case, he said.

"Even now there is a growing demand from ruling NDA leaders that Chief Minister be brought out of the purview of the Lokayukta. Lokayukta has been proposed in Bihar to save the skin of corrupt public servants...and it is not going to prove to be an effective tool for reining in corruption," he said.


First Published: Monday, November 21, 2011, 19:14

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