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New MP Lokayukta is Six Years Junior to his Deputy. Controversy Erupts



Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday appointed Justice (Retd) Naresh Gupta a
s the state Lokayukta, more than a year after the former ombudsman, PP Naolekar, completed his seven-year tenure in June 2016.

Gupta, who completed his services at the High Court in June this year, is six years junior to the Deputy Lokayukta UC Maheshwari who had assumed office last year in June.

The anti-corruption activists and the Congress party raised eyebrows over Gupta's appointment. Terming the appointment as controversial, Congress Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha tweeted that Gupta was six years junior to deputy Lokayukta, expressing surprise as to how the Madhya Pradesh Chief Justice and Leader of Opposition accepted such a transgression.

A committee headed by Chief Minister normally finalises the name of the Lokayukta, but this time, a formal proposal was sent to the leader of the opposition, Ajay Singh, who reportedly assented to Gupta's appointment.

Alleging breach of norms in the appointment of Lokayukta, anti-graft activist Ajay Dubey said that he would move the Supreme Court on the matter, adding that his petition regarding the transparent process of the appointment of Lokayukta was pending with the HC.