With the war now in the open between the top two officers in the Central Bureau of Investigation, the ruling BJP today defended its move to ask CBI Director Alok Verma to go on leave.
It need be mentioned that the move is aimed at protecting the “institutional integrity” of the agency.
But the opposition parties including Congress went on the offensive against the Narendra Modi government’s move.
In a post midnight drama, the government asked CBI chief Alok Verma to go on leave as his rift with Special Director Rakesh Asthana escalated over bribery allegations.
The BJP leader also accused the Congress and other opposition parties of playing “petty politics” over the issue.
The Centre directed Joint Director M Nageshwar Rao to look after the duties and functions of the CBI Director.
It need be mentioned that the government appeared to be peeved over the war at the top in the country’s premiere probe agency and took the action as he could not be sacked straight away.>