New CBI chief only after state Assembly polls

New Delhi, April 19: The Central government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, would not be available to participate in the meeting of a high-powered committee scheduled for May 2, including the Prime Minister, for appointment of the CBI Director, and therefore, it will be convened after May 2.
In an affidavit filed in the top court, the Centre said: “The Secretary (DoPT) contacted the leader of the single largest opposition party in the House of the People (Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury). The Secretary (DoPT) was informed by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury that he would not be available to participate in the meeting till May 2, 2021.” (PTI)

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