The Gujarat High Court has rejected a contempt plea against Chief Minister Narendra Modi filed by two lawyers Anand Yagnik and Mukul Sinha. The court declared that the sharing of the letter to the Prime Minister by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi did not mount up to contempt.
It should be recalled that Narendra Modi had written to Dr. Manmohan Singh on 1 September, 2011 asking for the recall of the Lokayukta appointed by governor Kamla Beniwal. Retired Justice RA Mehta was appointed without any consultation with the state machinery of Gujarat. The matter was already being questioned by the state government, before Modi wrote to the Prime Minister.
The letter written by Narendra Modi had publicised the contents of the letter written by him, over the appointment of Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal. The two lawyers who filed the case had stated that by deliberately sharing the letter with the press will influence the Lokayukta proceedings, which was in court already.
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