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President Gives Assent To Goa Lokayukta Bill

Lokayukta can now be constituted in the State with the President of India Pratibha Patil giving her assent to the Goa Lokayukta Bill on Monday.

Confirming the news, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar informed that modalities towards formation of Lokayukta in Goa will begin within the next fortnight.

BJP, in its election manifesto, had promised to set up the Lokayukta within 100 days of forming the government in the State.

The bill will now be sent to the Union home ministry, which will inform the state government officially about the status of the bill and after receiving this official communication, it will issue an order enacting the bill, sources in the government stated.

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