Lokayukata debate triggers clash in the Parilament
The BJP and the Congress on Friday, clashed on the Gujarat Lokayukta's appointment, disrupting the functioning of Parliament for the day.
The Rajya Sabha could not conduct any business on Friday after BJP MPs demanded the recall of Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal and the repeal of Justice R.A. Mehta's appointment as Lokayukta. The Lok Sabha was adjourned for some time following the clash between the two parties on the topic.
A BJP delegation also called on the President and submitted a memorandum.
The Congress hit back at the BJP that had tried to make political capital out of the Hazare's anti-corruption campaign, pointing out what it calls the Opposition party's "duplicity" ' it wants a strong Lokpal at the Centre and a subservient Lokayukta in Gujarat.
The Congress summoned its Gujarat leaders to Delhi to give their version on the Lokayukta's appointment.