Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has once again boycotted the meeting of the proposed Lokpal Selection Committee on Friday. Mallikarjun Kharge turns down government invitation to attend Lokpal panel meeting. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge hit out at the BJP government for not amending the Lokpal Act to include the leader of the single party in the selection process of anti-graft ombudsman.
He alleged that the Modi's regime from 2014, the government has not made any attempt to amend the Lokpal Act so that the Leader of the biggest opposition party can join the meeting as a member of the selection committee. Kharge said, by making excuses not to join me as a 'special invitee' member in the meeting, the government has not appointed Lokpal in the last five years. However, whatever progress has taken place in this context, it was due to pressure from the Supreme Court. He said, “Since 2014, the government has not made any attempt to amend the relevant provisions of the Lokpal Act to include the Leader of the Single Largest Party in the Opposition to be a member of the Selection Committee.”
By excluding the opposition, the selection process is being vitiated and anyone selected through this one-sided process may decline to accept this position, Kharge stated.