New Delhi: The deadlock between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the appointment of a Lokayukta in Gujarat by the Governor showed some positive signs as the Centre gave hints to intervene into the matter.

In a meeting of top BJP leaders with the Prime Minister regarding his Bangladesh visit, it surfaced that the Central establishment will take a serious note of it. 

The BJP created bedlam in the Parliament over the appointment of a Lokayukta in Gujarat by Governor Kamla Beniwal without consulting Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

With the monsoon session of the Parliament is drawing close, the government is apprehensive that such belligerence on the issue by the BJP may disrupt the session. Hence the government expressed its willingness to resolve the issue.

Earlier in a meeting held here on Friday over the Prime Minister’s visit to Bangladesh, the issue of the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat was raised by senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley. The Prime Minister and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee expressed their displeasure over Governor Kamla Beniwal's decision.

Everyone in the meeting unanimously agreed that the Lokayukta should not be appointed without getting approval from the Chief Minister.

JPN/Bureau