Lok Ayukta: Palaniswami chairs meeting in Chennai

Chennai: The meeting for constituting a search committee for appointing Chairman and members of Lok Ayukta in Tamilnadu was convened at the Secretariat today.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal took part. Leader of Opposition M K Stalin did not take part in the meeting.

In his statement on 27 December, Stalin said that at a time when the Chief Minister is himself facing corruption charges and when the Assembly Speaker was showing biases, Lokayukta will be reduced to a powerless authority incapable of fighting corruption.

He said that the search committee must be made up of five persons, as opposed to three members, the State government is now constituting.

NT Bureau