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Meanwhile, the CBI’s enquiry into Jagnamohan Reddy’s assets as per High Court’s order is underway and CBI officials are interrogating heads of several companies who allegedly pumped money into Jagan’s firms.
CBI’s Joint Director Lakshmi Narayana met state government chief secretary S.V. Prasad on Tuesday and requested him to provide necessary documents from eight departments including Revenue and IT to expedite the enquiry.
Another story that is prominently covered on the front pages is the Union Cabinet’s refusal to approve a draft Sports Bill that aims to bring the sports federations under an independent regulatory regime. “Cabinet shoots down bill to regulate sports bodies” writes the Times of India in its front page lead. The Mail Today reports on its front page “Politicos gang up to defend sports fiefs”. This would have brought sports federations under the purview of the RTI Act too. A spokesman said that there is enough transprancy at BCCI etc. and there is no need to bring it under RTI. Despite such transprancy, the CWG scam involving alleged siphoning off millions has taken place.
Five Ministers present in the Cabinet Meeting are at the helm of affairs of sport bodies.
3. OPPOSITION OF APPOINTMENT OF LOK AAYUKT BY GOVERNOR AT GUJRAT
The BJP has extended full support to Lokpal demand raised by Civil Society led by Shri Anna Hazare and the Jan Lokkpar proposed draft envisages appointment of Lok Aayukts in every state. BJP is opposing the appointment of Lok Aayukt by the Governor on the plea that the Governor does not have such powers under the Constitution and the step is against the Federal Structure. It has alleged that the person appointment to the post is opposed to the Chief Minister.
The post of Lok Aayukt was vacant since 2003 and as per media report, govt. did not act when the Governor has drawn its attention towards this.