CVC likely to continue at least till SC hears plea: Cong

Last Updated: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 19:53

New Delhi: Controversial CVC PJ Thomas is
likely to continue at least till January 27, the date fixed by
the Supreme Court for hearing a plea seeking his removal from
the key post, sources in Congress on Monday said.

The ruling party also attacked BJP for trying to give
its "own verdict" on the CVC issue even before the apex court
could decide the matter.

"BJP can say anything. BJP wants an interim action
even before the Supreme Court can decide the case (on CVC),"
party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters at the AICC
briefing.

"I condemn those political entities and parties, who
are giving their own verdict before the SC giving it and are
thereby trying to act as the Super Supreme Court. This is
extremely unfortunate", he said cautioning against "absence
of patience".

Singhvi said the matter is under investigation of the
Supreme Court and it would be unfair, condemnable and
irresponsibile to read more or read less into the observations
made by the SC or to make comments on them.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior party
leader said that since the court has issued notice to the
CVC on the plea seeking his removal from the key post which
will now be heard on January 27, the likelihood of Thomas
putting in his resignation at least before that date is very
remote.

The apex court on Monday issued notice to the government
on the petition challenging the appointment of Thomas as the
Central Vigilance Commissioner on the ground that he is facing
corruption charges.

The court listed the matter for final hearing on January 27.

Thomas has expressed happiness over the Supreme Court
issuing notice to him, saying it will give him an opportunity
to present his case on the petition questioning his appointment.

Minister of State for Department of Personnel, Pensions and Public Grievances V Narayanasamy told reporters that the government will file all the details to the Supreme Court in response to its notice.

Asked whether the government was considering refusing
sanction of prosecution in vigilance case against Thomas in
Kerala, he said, "Everything will be done after due
deliberation."

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 19:53

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