LIVE PC | Congress | CBI, ED Independence | Abhishek Manu Singhvi
In context of yesterday'sordinance by the Centre extending the tenure of the heads of CBI (Central Buraeu of Investigation) and ED (Enforcement Directorate) by 5 years, senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi coducted a press conference on the institutional independence of the CBI and other agencies.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan of "Aatmanirbhar"(self dependent) actually means "depend on me" for their career, and as a result, instead of upholding the law the agencies are "upholding the will of their political masters". Singhvi said that "the BJP is onsistently, deliberately, consciously, intentionally engaged in undermining institutions, sabotaging institution, creating security for the establishment instead of for the nation"
If Central Govt may, if it considers necessary, give extension in service to Defence Secy, Home Secy, IB Director, Secy of R&AW for such periods as it may deem proper on a case to case basis, subject to the condition that the total term of extension does not exceed 2 yrs: DoPT pic.twitter.com/pskh1cHD7k— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2021