Home Minister refuses to answer questions on the CVC

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday refused to make any comments on the reports whether Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas has offered to resign in the wake of Supreme Court`s observations about him.

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 18:22 PM IST

New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram
on Tuesday refused to make any comments on the reports whether
Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas has offered to
resign in the wake of Supreme Court`s observations about him.

"How do I know what he has offered and what he has not
offered? I made no suggestions and I received no offer," he
told a press conference.
In response to questions over his meeting with the CVC,
Chidambaram said "A number of people meet me. I will not
comment on the CVC."

When questioned about BJP`s charge that as part of
selection committee for the CVC, he had made a "wrong
selection", "I have no comments on the appointment procedure."

Chidambaram said all questions related to the CVC should
be directed to Minister of State for Personnel.
Earlier, the BJP has demanded that Central Vigilance
Commissioner P J Thomas be sacked and should not be provided
with an "escape route" by allowing him to resign in the wake
of observations made by the Supreme Court against him.

Thomas, whose appointment has been questioned by Supreme
Court for his alleged involvement in a criminal case in Kerala
had met Home Minister P Chidambaram here yesterday.

PTI