Kozhikode: Noting that corruption needs to be
dealt with integrity and firm conviction, Former BJP
President, Rajnath Singh, on Saturday demanded that the Congress-led
UPA Government should immediately sack CVC P J Thomas, from
`He should be sacked under Rule 6(3) (e) of the CVC Act,
Singh, who was here to participate in the `Save Kerala
Padyatra` led by BJP State President V Muraleedharan, told
The Act states that the President of India can remove the
CVC if he `has acquired such financial or other interests as
is likely to affect prejudicially his functions as CVC`, Singh
The UPA Government`s track record on action against
corruption and the corrupt was `shaddy, questinable and
dismal`, Singh alleged, adding `it appointed Thomas as the CVC
of the country who was chargesheeted in Palmoline scam`.
The Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj had raised an
objection when the issue of Thomas`s appointment as the CVC
was brought before the selection panel, he said.
However, the Government decided to ignore her note of
dissent and went ahead to appoint him as the CVC, he said,
adding `it even defended the indefensible by filing an
affidavit in the Supreme court and declared Thomas `a person
of impeccable integrity`.
Inspite of a sharp criticism from the civil society and
judiciary, the Government has not removed Thomas from the
post, he charged.
The manner in which thomas has been appointed by the UPA
Government indicates that the Government had `ulterior
motives`, he alleged.
The Prime minister should explain to the people that
what kind of message the Government wants to give by
patronising people who have tainted credentials, Singh asked.