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Cong's Ahmed Patel seeks clarification on Justice Sikri's nomination to Commonwealth Tribunal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior said Sunday government has a "lot of explaining to do" on the nomination of Justice A K to the vacant post of president/member in the London-based (CSAT).

"The Government has a lot of explaining to do (sic)," Patel said in a tweet tagging a media report.

The government is understood to have recommended A K Sikri's name as India's nominee for president/member in the

sources said nomination of Sikri, who retires on March 6, was made last month following an internal process carried out by the

Justice Sikri, the second senior-most in the apex court after Chief Justice of Ranjan Gogoi, was part of the three-member panel along with and senior which decided on removal of from the post of CBI

Sikri's vote proved crucial to remove Verma from his post as Kharge opposed the move strongly while the government was pushing for Verma's sacking. Justice supported the government.

The communicated to about India's nomination, the sources said.

There was no reaction from either the or the on it.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 20:30 IST