Kharge shoots question to PM on CBIvsCBI: Why selection panel wasn't consulted
The leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has hurled some uncomfortable questions and demanded a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 26: The leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has hurled some uncomfortable questions and demanded a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has questioned the action against Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma without consulting other members of the panel that selected him.Kharge has written a strong letter to PM Modi and accused him of acting 'arbitrarily' and creating a 'false equivalence of charges' between the CBI director and his deputy Rakesh Asthana.It needs to be mentioned that Kharge was part of a three-member panel headed by Modi that had selected Verma last year to head the CBI.The then CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar was the other member of the selection committee.Kharge mentioned that 'no meeting of the selection committee was convened to deliberate on this issue as prescribed under law'.The Congress leader also accused Modi and his government of resorting to 'snooping' on Verma to 'cover-up' the Rafale 'scam'.IB sleuths were found hanging around Verma's residence and when the guards saw this they took him inside. They were carrying their I Cards also and the Intelligence Bureau later clarified that they were doing their regular job and there was no aberration.