Jaya`s charge against arch rival Karunanidhi

AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said people were "suspicious" of CM M Karunanidhi`s "role" in the appointment of former telecom secretary PJ Thomas as CVC and claimed of having `circumstantial evidence`.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010, 19:56 PM IST

Chennai: AIADMK general secretary
Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said people were "suspicious" of Chief
Minister M Karunanidhi`s "role" in the appointment of former
telecom secretary P J Thomas as CVC and claimed of having
`circumstantial evidence`.
In a statement here, Jayalalithaa referred to the
Supreme Court questioning the appointment of Thomas as Central
Vigilance Commissioner, who is an accused in a criminal case.

Thomas` name figures in the charge sheet filed in a
vigilance court in Kerala in the palmolein import case which
is due to come up. He was till recently secretary in the
telecom ministry which is at the centre of the 2G spectrum
scam.

"In this situation, people are now suspicious of
Karunanidhi`s role in this also (Thomas` appointment as CVC)
and I would like to remind Karunanidhi that there is
circumstantial evidence for this," she said without
elaborating.
A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice SH
Kapadia had on Monday questioned Thomas` appointment as CVC
following a pending criminal case against him and had noted
that he himself will feel embarrassed as in every case the CBI
will be dealing with him.

Referring to former IT and Telecom Minister Dayanidhi
Maran writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on
spectrum pricing during his tenure as minister, Jayalalithaa
alleged that this showed DMK was "hell bent" on fixing 2G
spectrum prices.

PTI