Swaraj satisfied with PM`s statement; not enough, says BJP

The BJP Friday spoke in different voices over owning of responsibility by PM Manmohan Singh on the CVC issue with its leader Sushma Swaraj saying the matter should rest now while her party said he should respond in Parliament.

Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 19:52 PM IST

New Delhi: The BJP Friday spoke in
different voices over owning of responsibility by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the CVC issue with Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj saying the matter should
rest now while her party said he should respond in Parliament.

"I appreciate the statement of the Prime Minister
owning responsibility for the appointment of CVC which has
been quashed by Supreme Court. I think this is enough. Let
matters rest at this and we move forward," Swaraj said on
Twitter.
The Prime Minister, who is on a visit to Jammu, said
he accepts his responsibility in the appointment of Thomas,
which was quashed by the Supreme Court yesterday.

"I respect the judgement of the Supreme Court.... It
is necessary to ensure that such things don`t happen again....
This is not a question that relates to coalition compulsions,"
Singh said.
Though Swaraj was in a mood to end the matter, her
party`s chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad expressed
different sentiments, saying this was not enough.

"We will wait for the Prime Minister`s structured
response in Parliament on the issue. Just a casual comment on
owning responsibility is not enough. There should also be
determination of this responsibility," Prasad said.

PTI