While the AAP hit back at the Lokayukta, Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba said she will immediately respond to the notice and that it was her personal decision. On whether other AAP MLAs will follow suit, she told The Indian Express: “The party has not been talking to me.”
P K Mishra, Lokayukta chief in Goa termed as “unfair” one of the clauses in the Tamil Nadu legislation that provides for a year in prison and a fine up to Rs 1 lakh for those who make a “false and frivolous or vexatious complaint under the law”.
On Odisha, there was no clarity on whether the state had a Lokayukta. Accordingly, the bench directed its chief secretary to file an affidavit “as to whether the office of the Lokayuka/ Up-Lokayukta in the state is functional.”
Currently posted in Dewas, the officer had joined government duty in 1994 and spent most of her working life in Indore. Her husband Jagdish was a stenographer in the same department in Indore but took voluntary retirement in 2009, allegedly to manage properties owned by the couple.
The MLA accused the Congress of defaming him. “The entire process was transparent.’’ District Collector Rajan Vishal said they had taken suo motu cognizance and constituted an inquiry following the allegations.