Bengaluru: In response to allegations of irregularities in the recruitment examination for the positions of Assistant Public Prosecutor and Assistant Public Advocate, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has taken action by ordering a comprehensive investigation into the matter. The Chief Minister has directed the authorities to submit a detailed report on the issue within a period of 10 days.

Last year, during the recruitment examination conducted on June 23 and 24, numerous complaints were lodged, raising concerns about corruption and illegal practices in the selection process for the positions of Assistant Public Prosecutor and Assistant Public Advocate. These complaints highlighted the need for a thorough investigation to ascertain the veracity of the allegations and identify those responsible for any wrongdoing.

In light of the gravity of the situation, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has issued an immediate order to initiate an in-depth departmental inquiry into the matter. The investigation aims to uncover any irregularities that may have occurred during the recruitment examination and identify any individuals involved in misconduct or malpractice.

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New Delhi (PTI): Union minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday led the ruling National Democratic Alliance's efforts in reaching out to opposition parties to build a consensus on the choice for the Lok Sabha Speaker.

The NDA candidate for the key parliamentary position will file his nomination on Tuesday, the day scheduled for the process.

Sources said the senior BJP leader spoke to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, and DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Stalin among other opposition leaders in efforts to build a consensus.

They said that nomination could be filed for the deputy speaker's position too, but added it will depend on various factors, including the opposition's stand.