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BJP wants change in laws on CBI's constitution and working

Claiming the Supreme Court's remarks on CBI's handling of the assets case against Mulayam Singh Yadav reflected the agency's loss of credibility, the BJP asked political parties to build a consensus on amending laws related to its constitution and working.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2009 21:45 IST

Claiming the Supreme Court's remarks on CBI's handling of the assets case against Mulayam Singh Yadav reflected the agency's loss of credibility, the BJP on Wednesday asked political parties to build a consensus on amending laws related to its constitution and working.

"The credibility of the CBI has suffered a serious setback with the Supreme Court's comment and has revealed its real character," former Union Minister Manohar Joshi told reporters in Varanasi.

The Supreme Court had rapped the CBI for its handling of the disproportionate assets case against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday saying the agency was "acting at the behest" of the Central government.

"It proves that CBI has become an agency of the Union Government. It is working on the behest of the Central Government, which is using it for its political ends," the BJP leader alleged.

All the political parties must get together "to build consensus to amend the law dealing with the constitution and working of CBI so that its functioning could be made independent," Joshi said, adding immediate action was needed in the interest of the people's faith and the security of the democratic setup in our country.