PJ Thomas should quit: NCP

NCP, a key Congress ally, on Wednesday suggested that Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas should quit in the wake of controversy over his continuance in the post after Supreme Court`s observations against him.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2010, 22:19 PM IST

New Delhi: NCP, a key Congress ally, on Wednesday
suggested that Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas
should quit in the wake of controversy over his continuance in
the post after Supreme Court`s observations against him.
"CVC is a very important Constitutional position and
naturally the position should be held by a person who is
absolutely above board. Government is seized of the matter and
will deal accordingly," senior NCP leader and Union minister
Praful Patel told reporters.

Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyaya,
speaking separately, said that the issue should be discussed
among Congress allies.
"We think it is proper that let this issue be
discussed among the UPA allies once because what I think is
that UPA partners should exchange ideas among themselves," he
said.

He said the UPA should follow what was done in the
case of opposition demand for JPC probe into 2G spectrum scam.

"Pranab Mukherjee called a meeting of UPA partners
then. In such type of meetings, you can give your opinions,"
he said.

PTI