Should the Government name the new Army Chief, Election Commission to consider

New Delhi, May 3: The Election Commission on Saturday said that it will consider whether the Government should announce the appointment of a new Army chief or wait till the new Government is formed at a meeting next week.

According to reports, the appointment of a judge to probe the ‘Snoopgate’ scandal is likely to be approved by the EC.

Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal had yesterday said that by May 16, the government would be appointing a judge to probe “Snoopgate”, and questioned as to why the BJP leaders are worried about such an inquiry commission being set-up.

Sibal also expressed doubts over the ability of the commission of inquiry appointed by the Gujarat Government to pursue Snoopgate.

The incumbent – Congress led UPA Government- may reportedly approach the Allahabad High Court seeking the services of a sitting judge to head the commission of enquiry. The Government plans to complete this process before the outcome of this election.

Earlier party leader Arun Jaitley had said that he would be taken aback if any judge agrees to probe into Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government’s alleged illegal surveillance on a woman architect. (ANI)