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PM-led committee meets Jan 24 to select new Director of CBI

The decision to call a meeting of the committee on January 24 follows Kharge’s letter to the Prime Minister, urging the convening of a meeting at the earliest “so the public can draw its own conclusions in this matter”.

PM Modi-led selection panel likely to meet on Jan 24 to appoint new CBI chief

On Tuesday, Kharge wrote to the PM, calling the appointment of Rao as interim Director of the agency “illegal” and also asked for the immediate convening of the selection committee to appoint a new CBI chief without further delay.


Interim CBI chief illegal, call panel to select new Director: Kharge writes to PM

The scathing two-page note raises serious questions of propriety, on the record and how events were conducted to ensure the ouster of former CBI Director Alok Verma.

Alok Verma case: Govt didn’t share Justice Patnaik’s report, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge said it was “wrong” on the government’s part not to have shared the report despite his asking for it.

Timeline points to PMO, NSA role: Mallikarjun Kharge dissent note

Kharge claimed in the note that there was a “conspiracy at the highest levels of the Government with statutory authorities being found complicit”, which appears to be part of a “pre-meditated decision” to remove Verma.

Alok Verma case: Mallikarjun Kharge dissents, seeks probe into events of October 23 night

Kharge’s note states: “Having examined the contents of the CVC report, it is my considered opinion that Alok Verma be allowed to explain himself before this Committee, along with the charges made against him, prior to any decision being taken.”


Lok Sabha to take up triple talaq Bill on Dec 27, Mallikarjun Kharge tells Speaker Congress will participate

The government issued an ordinance in September pending the passage of the Bill in a revised form.

PAC may not summon AG, CAG as majority of members against Kharge's proposal

Kharge Saturday had said he will request all members of the panel to summon the attorney general and the CAG to ask them as to when the public auditor's report was tabled in Parliament.

Rafale deal: Admission of gross error, PAC should call AG, says Congress

Accusing the government of furnishing “false information” to the court, PAC Chairman Mallikarjun Kharge said he would request members of the parliamentary panel to ask the Attorney General and the CAG when the audit report was tabled in Parliament.

A day after Rafale verdict, Centre moves SC seeking correction over CAG, PAC reference

The 29-page ruling by the bench of the Chief Justice of India mentions pricing details of the Rafale being shared with the CAG which, in turn, shared its report with the PAC. But Mallikarjun Kharge, who chairs the PAC, says no such report has come to him yet.

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Vijai Sharma takes oath as CIC; Modi, Jaitley, Kharge attend ceremony

President Pranab Mukherjee administers oath to new Chief Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Today in pics: February 12, 2014

Narendra Modi is interacting with people from several cities across the country as part of his ‘Chai pe Charcha’ programme.


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Let us see what government offers: Kharge on Rail Budget

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the ruling NDA Government, Former Railway Minister and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said, “Let us see what the government is going to give, whether the people are going to get the bullet trains or not.” He added, “In the President’s speech, they said high-speed trains from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. So, what is the exact budget provision for that and whether the bullet train is going to help the poor people and is it affordable to the passengers we will see to that.”

President rule in Arunachl Pradesh is 'murder' of democracy: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said the decision to impose President rule in Arunachal Pradesh is a "murder" of democracy. Kharge added that it is a conspiracy of the BJP and Arunachal Pradesh Governor to divide and topple the Congress party from the state.Whereas, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli refuted the Congress' allegation and said the decision has been taken keeping in mind the requirement of the state.