President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday cleared his appointment.
Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai noted that Lokpal's appointment marks the culmination of the most intense peoples' struggle in India and said Prime Minister Modi was scared of putting himself under its scrutiny.
Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India.
Kharge has turned down the government six times since February last year, objecting to the "Special invitee" designation.
The apex court refused to pass directions to disclose three panels of names recommended by the Lokpal search committee.
Social activist Anna Hazare broke his week-long fast on February 5 but was admitted to a hospital after complaining of weakness due to lack of blood supply to his brain on Thursday.
Fadnavis, who reached Hazare's native Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district in the afternoon and held prolonged talks with him, said the government has accepted the activist's demands.
Hazare's strong remarks came on the sixth day of his indefinite hunger strike and a day after he threatened to return his Padma Bhushan - India's third highest civilian honour - if his demands were not conceded by the government soon.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray and noted water conservationist Rajendra Singh on Monday met social activist Anna Hazare in Maharashtra.
Anna Hazare, an anti-corruption crusader, was awarded the third highest civilian honour in 1992.
Around 5,000 farmers from the district are likely to stage a protect outside the Ahmednagar collector's office on Monday to support Hazare's agitation.
This will be Anna Hazare's third hunger strike over the demand of Lokpal in the last eight years. Leading civil society members and groups, he sat on an indefinite hunger strike in Delhi for the first time in April 2011.
A bench headed by the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the Centre to provide the search committee with the requisite infrastructure and manpower to enable it to complete its work.
The apex court asked Attorney General K K Venugopal to file the affidavit on the matter by January 17.
The committee has former chief of SBI Arundhati Bhattacharya, Prasar Bharati chairperson A Surya Prakash and ISRO head A S Kiran Kumar as members.
"Justice Gill (retd) abused power as head of the Commission of Inquiry formed by the Congress government to look into cases during the Akali-BJP regime," the delegation said.
A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, R Banumathi and Navin Sinha asked the Centre to file a fresh affidavit giving relevant details of the search committee.
Opposition leader in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah and KPCC President D K Shivakumar ride on a bullock cart to reach Vidhanasoudha for the assembly session, in Bengaluru.PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla with Karnataka Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri and State Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, arrives at Vidhanasoudha in Bengaluru. Birla addressed the joint session in the Karnataka...PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
CPIM MLAs stage a protest after they were not allowed to discuss some issues in the Legislative Assembly, in Agartala.PTI Photo
Commuters on a road during heavy rain in SuratPTI Photo
Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers raise slogans during a protest to demand hike in wages and permanent jobs, in Bengaluru.PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
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