BJP undermining constitutional bodies: Congress

Last Updated: Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 21:56

New Delhi: Amid Opposition demands for
the resignation of Chief Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas,
Congress on Saturday attacked BJP accusing it of constantly
undermining constitutional bodies in the country.
"The issue is in the Supreme Court. But we should also
pay attention to one point. The opposition, especially BJP,
has consistently been attacking constitutional institutions
and trying to bring their functioning under doubts. If
constitutional institutions are weakened, it weakens our
democratic values," party spokesperson Mohan Prakash said.

A senior party leader recalled that BJP had launched
similar attacks on former Chief Election Commissioners Naveen
Chawla and J M Lyngdoh.
"CPI-M and BJP have no right to attack CVC P J Thomas,
who was made Chief Secretary in Kerala even while the
chargesheet against him was existing. A number of governments
led by other parties also came to the Centre since then. But
why nobody tried to begin the trial in the case?", a senior
party leader said on condition of anonymity.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 21:56
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