New Karnataka Lokayukta in next 15 days: CM

Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said the state would get a new Lokayukta in the next 15 days.

Mangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister DV
Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said the state would get a new Lokayukta
in the next 15 days.

"The process of consultation for the appointment of
Lokayukta will be completed in next 15 days,"he told reporters
here.

Gowda said he has written to the Chief Justice of
Karnataka High Court Justice Vikramjit Sen and leaders of the
opposition in both houses of state legislature, Siddaramaiah
and Motamma.

The state is witnessing a standoff between the BJP
government and Governor HR Bhardwaj on the appointment of
Lokayukta, as a result of which the post has been lying vacant
for the last five months.

The Government has recommended the name of former Kerala
High Court Chief Justice SR Bannurmath as Lokayukta, but it
has been rejected by the Governor, who is insisting on a
"spotless" person for the post.

PTI

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