With the selection of Lokayukta
in Gujarat and Karnataka coming under criticism, Minister of
State of Personnel and Training V Narayanasamy on Saturday said the
government is considering a "model bill" to bring uniformity
Speaking at the valedictory session of two-day biennial
conference of CBI and anti-corruption bureax of states, he
said despite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh writing personal
letters to all chief ministers, only 22 have constituted the
Lokayukta while the rest are being "persuaded".
He said it has become "fashion" for everyone including
courts to refer cases to the CBI but he was happy as it shows
the "faith of people" in the investigations of the agency.
Referring to his meeting with Rajasthan Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot where CBI has been given probe of two sensitive
cases -- Bhanwari Devi missing and Bharatpur riots --
Narayanasamy said, "Why should you come to us? You have a
strong police mechanism, investigative mechanism in your
"Now it has become a fashion for every state, also the
courts.Whatever is there political parties also demand CBI
inquiry to be ordered. It has become a fashion for them," he
said, adding, "Because the people of this country have faith
and confidence in the CBI organisation."