14-march-2013 … Leaders of various political parties led by adv. Aires Rodrigues on Thursday strongly criticized the state government decision to select Justice B. Sudershan Reddy as the Goa Lokayukta which the political party leaders have opposed tooth and nail and has even decided to challenge the order in the high court.
The press conference was attended amongst others by Trajano D’Mello of NCP, Sudip Tamankar of the Congress, Rajesh Marathe of the Shiva Sena, Floriano Lobo of the Goa Suraj Party and Tara Kerkar of Savera.
Addressing a press conference at Panaji in the presence of leaders of various political parties and NGOs, Adv. Rodrigues strongly criticized Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for manipulating the appointment of an Yes-man Lokayukta and urged Goa Governor BV Wanchoo not to administer the oath to Justice Sudershan Reddy as the Goa Lokayukta which is scheduled for March 16th.
Mentioning about the need for having a sturdy and a non-partisan Goa lokayukta.
Adv. Rodrigues stated that the selection of Justice Sudershan Reddy will be legally challenged besides taking the issue to the people’s Court for not being transparent and in accordance with law.
Adv. Rodrigues also demanded that Justice Sudershan Reddy should explain to the people of Goa as to why he recommended to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar those controversial and draconian amendments to the Goa Lokayukta Act that were passed in the last Assembly session.