The Supreme Court has earlier striked down the appointment of Thomas as CVC following his not-so-clean records that elicited his holding such a high position of authority. Thomas was in the center of controversy over his alleged involvement in the Palmolein scam that rocked Kerala during his tenure as State Secretary in the State Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies between 2000 and 2004.
The PM was speaking on the CVC issue as a response to Sushma Swaraj's fiery rhetoric when he reiterated the faulty judgement he made on the issue. The BJP leader Sushma Swaraj slammed the PM for the debacle and said that she was appalled at the PM not making any statement on this regard in Parliament, when he had stated the same, that he was accepting responsibility on the CVC issue. He made a statement in a public function in Jammu recently.
He also stated that the government would keep in mind the guidelines laid out by the SC in the appointment of the new CVC.