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Government may soon declare the name of next CBI chief ingoring Congress.

Team Odian News |

New Delhi:2/2:(odiannews):The second meeting of the selection committee to choose the next chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) remained inconclusive on Friday after one of its members, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, declined to accept some names suggested by the government, people familiar with the development said. Lack of a consensus in the three-member panel over candidates in line for the top job at the agency may prompt the government to announce the new CBI director in a 2-1 majority decision as early as on Saturday, the people said on condition of anonymity. If that happens, Kharge may call a press conference to present his side of the case. At Friday meeting, after the government submitted 30 names for the post of CBI director and suggested three or four candidates, Kharge insisted on receiving another pruned list of the five top Indian Police Service (IPS) officers in terms of seniority, integrity and experience in handling anti-corruption probes, the people cited above said.