M K Stalin to boycott meeting on Lokayukta panel

M K Stalin to boycott meeting on Lokayukta panel

Opposition leader M.K. Stalin on Thursday declared that he wouldn't participate within the December 28 meeting known as to represent the search committee to find chairman and members (Panel of Persons) for the Lokayukta in Tamil Nadu.
 
Mr. Stalin, a member of the selection committee, said he had discovered the shortcomings once the Lokayukta Bill was introduced in Assembly. “But my objections were ignored and the Bill was passed in a very quick manner. the principles framed within the Bill won't facilitate eradicating corruption and pave method for clear investigation,” he said in a letter to Dr. S. Swarna, secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department.
 
Mr. communist said the committee, headed by the Chief Minister, had additional ruling party members and wasn't recognized as a five-member committee headed by a high court judge.
 
“There may be a danger that the Lokayukta could be born-again into a body of officials. there's no investigation wing and prosecution wing. Moreover, it has not been sceptered to analyze corruption in government contracts, tenders, appointments and different irregularities within the native administration,” Mr. Stalin said.
 
He discovered that the availability for “secret investigation” defeated the procedure evolved by Parliament and also the Supreme Court.
 



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