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Lokayukta is people's hope for battling corruption: Guj HC Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (PTI) Sharply criticising NarendraModi, Justice V M Sahai of the Gujarat High Court said the"pranks" played by the Chief Minister on the Lokayukta issue"demonstrates deconstruction (rpt) deconstruction of ourdemocracy" and that had sparked a "constitutionalmini-crisis". Rejecting Gujarat Government's petition challengingappointment of Justice (retd) R A Mehta as Lokayukta byGovernor Dr Kamla Beniwal, Justice Sahai said Modi's"questionable" conduct of "stonewalling" the appointment ofJustice Mehta threatened the rule of law. Justice Sahai, the third judge who heard the case aftersplit verdict of a division bench, said the Chief Minister'seffort to metastasise the procedure for appointment ofLokayukta by issuing the Gujarat Lokayukta (Amendment)Ordinance, 2011, were "deprave and truculent" actions.(MORE)

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