TMC, CPM target Center for extension of tenure of CBI, ED directors

New Delhi, 14 November

Opposition parties TMC and CPI(M) on Sunday hit out at the central government for extending the tenure of CBI and ED directors, asking why it cannot wait for the Parliament session.

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According to two ordinances brought by the government on Sunday, the tenure of directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) can extend to a maximum of five years from the current two years.

Parliament session is starting from 29th November.

“To evade its scrutiny, the Center on Sunday issued an ordinance to extend the tenure of the directors of CBI and ED. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in a tweet, “There is something wrong in this rush.

The directors of CBI and ED enjoy a fixed tenure of two years from the date of their appointment in view of the Supreme Court’s directions in the famous Vineet Narayan case.

TMC’s Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien said the ordinances were brought in to ‘mock’ Parliament.

“How Modi-Shah’s BJP makes fun of #Parliament and uses ordinances shamelessly. Same stunt repeated today to keep your pet parrots in ED and CBI,” he said in a tweet, also posting a chart of past such ordinances brought by the government to bypass Parliament. PTI