Karnataka

Council Chairman rejects notice on motion for removal of Lokayukta

Legislative Council Chairman D.H. Shankaramurthy rejected the Opposition notice seeking a motion in the House for the removal of Lokayukta Y. Bhaskar Rao.

Pronouncing his ruling on Thursday, after consulting experts, Mr. Shankaramurthy rejected the notice signed by 34 Opposition members. He said, “It is not possible to consider the notice as it is not backed by any documents or evidence to prove the allegations made against the Lokayukta.”

Mr. Shankaramurthy, however, agreed to allow a discussion on the issue of alleged corruption in the institution of Lokayukta, on Monday.

Earlier in the day, chaos prevailed in the Council when Opposition members demanded permission to discuss the Lokayukta issue. Normality was restored after Mr. Shankaramurthy assured the members to announce his ruling after consulting experts.

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