Alok Verma’s removal procedurally correct, but reeks of petty politics

During one of the many television debates last night on the Central Bureau of Investigation chief Alok Verma’s removal, the news anchor asked Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi whether he felt the Central Vigilance Commission was compromised and that the CVC report, written under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge Justice Patnaik, was incorrect. Singhvi, fidgeted, hemmed and hawed and chose not to answer, except to say that he had the highest regard for Justice Patnaik

In a way, that summed up, the dilemma that the entire Opposition is in, with respect to the above episode. Read more…

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