Thursday 24 April 2014
News updated at 8:36 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day
Breaking News

BJP asks PM to withhold CBI director appointment

New Delhi, Nov 23, 2012 (IANS)

BJP Friday called upon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to keep the appointment of Ranjit Sinha as the new CBI director in abeyance and follow the method of appointment through a collegium as recommended by a select committee on Lokpal.

In a letter to the prime minister, BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley said the government had chosen to appoint a new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) hours before the select committee tabled its report in the Rajya Sabha.

The two leaders expressed their disapproval and said the manner in which the government had made the appointment "hours before the tabling of this recommendation in the Rajya Sabha" led them to conclude that it wanted to pre-empt the possibility of this recommendation at least in the present appointment.

"We must record our strong disappointment and disapproval of this act of the government. We would request you to revisit this matter and keep this appointment in abeyance till such time this recommendation (of appointment through collegium) becomes a law of the land.


Hopefully, this can happen in the next few days," the letter, signed by the two leaders, said.
Jaitley is the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and Sushma Swaraj his counterpart in the Lok Sabha.

According to the select committee report, the collegium for appointment of the CBI chief includes the prime minister, leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha and the chief justice of India.

Sinha was Friday appointed as the next director of the CBI for a two-year term.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A woman with her son watches from a window the election campaign rally of National Conference...

A woman with her son watches from a window the election campaign rally of National Conference...

People get their face painted to create awareness on importance of voting in Mumbai on Wednesday...

People get their face painted to create awareness on importance of voting in Mumbai on Wednesday...

Girls display placards to create awareness on voting in Guwahati on Wednesday. PTI Photo

Girls display placards to create awareness on voting in Guwahati on Wednesday. PTI Photo

Artists make paintings of Sachin Tendulkar to wish him on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad...

Artists make paintings of Sachin Tendulkar to wish him on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad...

Police personnel ride a 'jugaad' on their way to polling booths on the eve of Lok Sabha elections...

Police personnel ride a 'jugaad' on their way to polling booths on the eve of Lok Sabha elections...

Girls learn martial arts during a self defense training camp in Faridabad on Wednesday. PTI Photo

Girls learn martial arts during a self defense training camp in Faridabad on Wednesday. PTI Photo

A woman voter showing inked finger to her children during repolling at a polling booth in Kochi...

A woman voter showing inked finger to her children during repolling at a polling booth in Kochi...

A honeybee caught feeding on nectar in ...

A honeybee caught feeding on nectar in ...

Models walk the ramp displaying jewellery during a fashion show in Chandigarh on Wednesday...

Models walk the ramp displaying jewellery during a fashion show in Chandigarh on Wednesday...

Devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi. AP Photo

Devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi. AP Photo

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523