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.