Cong Leader Mallikarjun Kharge to Skip Lokpal Selection Panel Meet3Photo© thequint.com

Kharge refuses to attend Lokpal selection committee meet again

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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge once again refused to attend the meeting of the Lokpal selection committee as a “special invitee” as the category does not grant Kharge any rights of participation in the selection process.

In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Kharge wrote that the government had not tried to amend the Lokpal Act to include the leader of the single largest Opposition party as a member of the selection committee, and “nothing stops the government from appointing a Lokpal” even if a leader of Opposition is not there, he said. He reminded Modi that he had objected to be invited as a special invitee at least on six previous occasions.