Mumbai: Under attack from the Opposition
over his role in the appointment of PJ Thomas as the Chief
Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said Thomas was appointed on basis of
documents received from Kerala government.
"Thomas was appointed on basis of documents. There is no
question of misleading anyone," Chavan said in his statement
in the Legislative Assembly.
"Kerala government gave a letter on December 2, 2008,"
Chavan said. Three names were recommended, including that of
Thomas, he said.
Thomas was chief secretary of the government of Kerala in
2007. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had
suggested three names - two retired officers and one serving -
for the post of CVC.
Opposition has been holding Chavan responsible for the
fiasco over the appointment of Thomas as the CVC and demanding
his resignation on the issue.