Tharoor flays media trial on CVC

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, MP, on Sunday wanted media to stop vilification campaign against PJ Thomas over his appointment to the top post.

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Union Minister Shashi
Tharoor, MP, on Sunday wanted media to stop vilification campaign
against Chief Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas over his
appointment to the top post.

What was happening with Thomas over his appointment was a
media trial, Tharoor said when asked about the row over
Thomas appointment as CVC at a press conference here today.

The media trial now going against Thomas was not correct and
it should be stopped, he said. `I am appealing to you (media)
to stop the vilification against Thomas`, he said.

`What is happening now is a media trial without jury, without
justice and without defence`, Tharoor said. `It is a question
of once integrity, he added.

Govt takes decision to make appointment to the post
like this only after going through once records, he said.

The IAS officers association had openly supported him; he
said adding that was very rare thing to happen.

PTI

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