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Decision to replace Cabinet Secy with NSA as head of Strategic Policy Group flawed: Anand Sharma

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior Thursday termed as "flawed" the government's decision to replace the with as the of the (SPG).

Sharma alleged has done a disservice to the nation by doing so.

"NSA Doval replacing the as of is a manifestation of PM's utter disregard for practices, rules and institutional sanctity. The BJP had repeatedly undermined institutions having specific mandate and defined jurisdictions," he wrote on

He said the decision is "flawed" and will not make up for failures in foreign policy and securing India's strategic interests.

Sharma said the NSA is a political appointee whereas the cabinet secretary, chiefs of the armed forces, IB and RAW are institutions.

"By subordinating them PM had done a disservice to the country," he alleged.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 00:55 IST