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Assembly polls could be advanced: Guj Congress

Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 00:45

Rajkot: In the wake of appointment of
Lokayukta by Gujarat Governor, Opposition Congress is hoping
that the dates of Assembly polls in the state might be
advanced to May 2012.

Hailing Governor Kamla`s decision of appointing
Justice (retd) R A Mehta as Lokayukta to probe into corruption
charges against Narendra Modi government, former union
minister Shankersinh Vaghela today said possibility of
elections taking place in May next instead of December could
not be ruled out.
Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal recently appointed
Justice (retd) R A Mehta as Lokayukta, bypassing Gujarat
government in the process. The decision was challenged by the
state government in the High Court.

Slamming BJP for adopting "double standards" over
Lokpal Bill, Vaghela praised anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare
for launching the mass movement against the scourge of
BJP was in favour of amendment of the Lokpal bill at
Centre but opposed to appointing Lokayukta in Gujarat, Vaghela

The former union textile minister derided the state
government`s decision to appoint a commission under retired
Supreme Court Justice M B Shah to probe corruption charges
leveled against it by the Congress.

He said Shah, who yesterday gave his approval to head
the panel, should have refrained from taking charge of the
commission which would remain as a government instrument to
give clean chit to Modi.


First Published: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 00:45
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