PIL seeks Delhi HC to direct AAP to appoint Lokayukta

The petitioner has alleged that the government is not taking steps to weed out the menace of bribery, black money and other economic offences.

Published: 21st February 2022 08:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2022 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi High Court (File Photo | PTI)

Delhi High Court (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  A Public Interest Litigation has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the AAP government here to appoint within one month a Lokayukta as promised by it in its election manifesto of 2020. 

Petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a lawyer, stated that the political party came into existence after the historic anti-corruption movement but the post of Lokayukta was lying vacant since December 2020. 

The petitioner has alleged that the government is not taking steps to weed out the menace of bribery, black money, tax evasion, profiteering and other economic as well as white-collar offences and therefore, being the protector of fundamental rights, the court has to intervene in the matter of the appointment of a Lokayukta.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp