Cong declines to comment on SC remarks about CVC

SC observed that Thomas will himself feel embarrassed due to the pending criminal case against him as in every case CBI will be dealing with him.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 00:04 AM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Monday refused to comment
on the Supreme Court today raising serious questions over
how P J Thomas could be appointed as CVC and continue in the
post despite a pending corruption case against him.

"It is not for the Congress party to respond. Law
Ministry and other departments of the government dealing with
the issue will surely give a response. Government has been
given two weeks time and it will respond to it in this time,"
party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan told reporters at the
AICC briefing.

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice S H
Kapadia also observed that Thomas as the Central
Vigilance Commissioner will himself feel embarrassed due to
the pending criminal case against him as in every case CBI
will be dealing with him.

BJP had earlier strongly objected to P J Thomas`
appointment as CVC.

The Congress spokesperson refused to say anything further
on the matter when asked whether the SC observation vindicates
BJP`s stand on the matter.

The name of Thomas figures in the chargesheet filed in
Kerala in a palmoleine import case.

PT

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