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”.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.