Will CVC PJ Thomas quit? UPA govt in quandary

PJ Thomas
New Delhi, Jan 29: The pressure on Manmohan Singh government has been increased as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas rejected to submit his resignation.

More embarrassment may hit the government as the Supreme Court likely to squash Thomas' appointment, though the government hopes that he (CVC) will quit soon.

On the same time Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj vowed to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court as the representative of UPA claimed that the government was unaware of Thomas' tainted role in the Kerala palmolein import case at the time of his appointment as CVC.

Sushma Swaraj, who was a part of three member group led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, claimed that during CVC appointment, she objected against Thomas but her objection was "overruled."

However, government stated that law officer's reply in the Supreme Court proceedings have been misqouted. The government clarified that attorney general G E Vahanvati said, no papers to this (CVC's tainted role) effect were circulated.

This was not the same as saying he (Vahanvati) or the government did not know about the case pending against Thomas, claimed government's spokesperson.

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