Why the hurry to sack CBI chief: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over staying the post of CBI director Alok Verma. They tweeted and questioned why the PM is in a hurry to dismiss the CBI chief. His question came just one day after the selection committee meeting on Wednesday.
After his question, it is being speculated that the Modi government has taken a big decision against Verma. Significantly, the selection committee comprises the prime minister, opposition party leader and chief justice. Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Why is there a hasty time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove the CBI chief? Why would not he allow the CBI chief to keep his case before the selection committee? Reply – Rafael. ‘(Why the hurry to sack CBI chief)
Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the Modi government took the decision to remove Alok Verma from the post to hide the Rafael scam.
Selection Committee meeting on Wednesday
There was a meeting of the selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to decide on CBI director Alok Verma on Wednesday. Officials gave this information. The Supreme Court on Tuesday restored Alok Verma to his post, which the government had sent for more than two months before forcible leave.
Officials said that a meeting of the selection committee was held at the Prime Minister’s residence on the Public-welfare route, but at present, nothing has been known about the outcome. There is no official confirmation from the government on this meeting. Officials said without detailed information that the committee will meet again soon.
Why the hurry to sack CBI chief
According to the rules, this committee, headed by the Prime Minister, includes a Chief Justice or a judge of the Supreme Court and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Chief Justice Justice Ranjan Gogoi nominated Supreme Court Judge AK Sikri to join the meeting.
Justice Gogoi was a part of the bench that on Tuesday ordered Verma to be reinstated as the CBI Director. At present, there is no leader of any opposition in the Lok Sabha as no opposition party got 10 percent of the total seats. Mallikarjun Kharge is the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, the largest party in the Opposition. The apex court asked the government to convene a meeting of the committee within a fortnight of its decision.
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