New Delhi: With the Supreme Court
questioning the tenability of P J Thomas as Chief Vigilance
Commissioner, BJP on Tuesday hit out at the government over his
appointment and his continuance at the top post.
Asked by reporters outside Parliament if the CVC should
resign following the remarks by the apex court today, Leader
of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said "this
question should be put to the government. How can you have
such a CVC and for how long? I have said this in the committee
itself. My stand has been vindicated."
The main opposition has been against Thomas` appointment
for the top job right from beginning and even boycotted his
swearing-in ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan a few
BJP had pointed out that Thomas` name had figured in the
palmolein oil import case which dates back to 1990s when he
was Kerala Food Secretary.