Oppn. hits out at Centre over midnight drama

Mr. Singhvi said that since the Lokpal Act mandates that the CBI Director be chosen by a committee comprising the Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India and the Leader of the Opposition or the largest Opposition party in the Lok Sabha, the same procedure ought to have been followed for his removal. “The government post midnight takes the decision and now puts the onus on the CVC. But was the Leader of Opposition or the CJI called? Moreover, it is also in gross violation of the Supreme Court judgment in the Vineet Narain case wherein a tenure of a minimum of two years was fixed for the CBI Director,” he said. Read more…

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