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PM in tearing hurry to sack CBI head Alok Verma due to Rafale: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi's attack came two days after the Supreme Court quashed the government's unprecedented 'overnight' order issued in October last, stripping Verma of his powers and sending him on leave

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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is in a "tearing hurry" to "sack" because of the Rafale deal, alleged on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the selection committee headed by Modi met to decide Alok Verma's fate.

Gandhi's attack came two days after the quashed the government's unprecedented "overnight" order issued in October last, stripping Verma of his powers and sending him on leave after a bitter feud with his deputy with both charging the other with corruption.

"1. Why is the PM in such a tearing hurry to sack the

"2. Why will he not allow the to present his case in front of the selection committee ? Answer: RAFALE," Gandhi said on

The court, while reinstating Verma on Tuesday, however, made it clear that he will desist from taking any major policy decision till a high-powered committee considers the issue of "divestment of power and authority".

The outcome of the meeting, which took place at the prime minister's residence at Lok Kalyan Marg, was not known.

Following the apex court verdict on Tuesday, Gandhi said no one can save the from the Rafale investigation and the entire nation would know "without a shadow of doubt" that he took Rs 30,000 crore of people's money and gave it to his "friend"

The party has been targeting Modi on the Rafale deal alleging the price of each has sharply increased from Rs 526 crore, negotiated by the previous UPA government, to Rs 1,600 crore and that the contract will help get Rs 30,000 crore benefit through offset contract.

The government, as well as Ambani, have rejected the charges.

First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 12:50 IST
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