In what appears to be a rift within Congress, party's Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha has questioned appointment of Naresh Kumar Gupta as Lokayukta though he is much junior to Deputy Lokayukta UC Maheshwari. In a tweet, Tankha wondered how CJ and Leader of Opposition (Ajay Singh) could tolerate this transgression. Leader of Oppn's assent is needed for the selection of Lokayukta. As Ajay Singh had been critical of Chouhan govt on such appointments, the rift within Congress is now in the open.
A senior police official committed suicide by shooting himself. The policeman--Hemant Sisodia, a DSP rank officer, committed suicide in his official residence in Morena in Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh. He shot self in the chest and died on the spot. It is not clear yet what made him resort to the extreme step.
An RTI activist was found murdered in Morena in Madhya Pradesh. Mukesh Dubey's body was found amid blood in the fields. It is suspected that he was killed and later body was thrown. Dubey was lately involved in exposing corruption in Panchayats.
Swaroopanand Saraswati will approach Supreme Court against the recent High Court order. The High Court had refused to recognise him as Shankaracharya. The two judge bench held his claim on the post as illegal. His private secretary Brahmachari Subudhanand has said that the appeal would be filed in the Supreme Court.