The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a bunch of pleas, filed by NGO Common Cause, seeking appointment of Lokpal.
Central government told the top court that in the current scenario, the appointment of Lokpal is impossible.
Meanwhile, Advocate General told the top court that the Lokpal can't be appointed since amendments pertaining to the definition of the Leader of Opposition is pending in the Parliament.
The apex court had on November 23, 2016, pulled up the Centre over the pending appointment of the Lokpal. The top court told the government that it must not allow the institution of Lokpal to become a 'dead letter'.
The top court questioned the Centre as to why the appointment has been pending since 2014 and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi as to why the government dragged its feet when it comes to passing of the amendment which would have speeded up the process of appointment.