New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday termed the Supreme Court’s decision to set aside the appointment of P.J. Thomas as central vigilance commissioner (CVC) “historic” and the “biggest blow” to the central government.”This is the biggest blow to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the Congress government,” BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters.
The apex court Thursday struck down the appointment of Thomas for his alleged involvement in a corruption case, six months after he was appointed to the post.
“Today, in a historic decision, the CVC appointment by the union government has been struck down. This also vindicates the BJP position, more so the position taken by the Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj who had opposed the appointment then on the same ground on which the Supreme Court has struck it down,” he said.
The larger issue is that the government is part of all the corruption, Rudy alleged.