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Alok Verma ouster: Piyush Goyal takes jibe at Kharge, calls him 'man of consistency'

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Following the ouster of as the Director, took a potshot at Mallikarjun Kharge, calling him a "man of amazing consistency."

"Indeed, Mr is a man of amazing consistency. When Shri was appointed by the selection committee, he dissented. Now, when Shri has been removed by the same Selection Committee, he has dissented," he tweeted.

A high-powered committee comprising Justice Sikri, and Kharge met for over two hours on Thursday to decide the fate of Verma, who was reinstated by the earlier this week after he was sent on forced leave by the government.

Verma was removed as the on account of the "extremely serious nature of observations made by the CVC against him."

The committee was of the view that being the of a very sensitive organisation, Verma was "not functioning with the integrity expected of him," according to sources.

The 1979-batch was posted as DG, Fire Services, Civil Defence, and Home Guards, two days after he was reinstated as the CBI by the His reinstatement had come about two-and-a-half months after being divested of his powers and sent on leave by the government.

In his place, 1986-batch M. Nageshwar Rao, who is Additional of CBI, will look after the duties of the Director, till the appointment of a new Director or until further orders, whichever is earlier, according to an order issued by the

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 23:56 IST