Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Will implement SC verdict on Lokayukta: Gujarat

Narendra Modi government has expressed willingness to implement the apex court judgement on appointment of Lokauyukta in the state

Will implement SC verdict on Lokayukta: Gujarat (© Reuters)

GANDHINAGAR: With the Supreme Court on Wednesday upholding Governor Kamla Beniwal's decision to appoint Justice (retd) R A Mehta as Gujarat Lokayukta, the Narendra Modi government said it would soon implement the apex court judgement. "We will soon implement the Supreme Court judgement on Lokayukta," state Law Minister Bhupindersinh Chudasama said here.

"The Supreme Court has accepted Gujarat government's contention that Governor has to act as per the advice of the Council of Ministers," he added. A detailed reaction on the issue could only be given after reading the judgement, Chudasama said.

In a setback to the Gujarat government, the Supreme Court upheld Mehta's appointment as the state Lokayukta, saying it was done in consultation with the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court.

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