New Delhi: Sandwiched between the aggressive posturing of the principal opposition BJP over the issue of appointment of Gujarat Lokayukta and the  constant pressure of the state unit of Congress, the Central government is in a fix about resolving the stalemate.

The sources in the government suggest that while the Central government is giving assurances to the BJP leaders of removing RA Mehta as Lokayukta, who was appointed by the Governor without consulting Chief Minister Narendra Modi, it is unable to arrive at a final decision due to the pressure from the Gujarat unit of the ruling party.

It is worth mentioning that BJP has been demanding the recall of Governor Kamla Beniwal accusing that she did not counsel with the Gujarat Government before appointing retired justice Mehta as the Lokayukta.

Last week, in a meeting with BJP leaders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee also held the Governor’s decision of Lokayukta appointment without counseling with Gujarat CM as inappropriate.

On the other hand, expressing their stand over the controversial appointment, a delegation of the Pradesh Congress Committee led by the Congress leaders from Gujarat, Shankar Singh Vaghela and Shakti Sinh Gohil, submitted a memorandum to the President.

The Delegation said the BJP is trying to mislead the President and also seeking to tarnish the image of Gujarat Governor.

It should be noted that BJP has been disrupting proceedings in both Houses of Parliament since last week over the issue.

Speaking over the matter, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi alleged that the BJP is playing a dual policy as it has filed a petition in High Court against the appointment of Gujarat Lokayukta while on the other hand it is disrupting the Parliament proceedings at the same time.

(JPN/Bureau)