CBI row: Cong demands scalp of ‘puppet’ CVC
AMID a row over the removal of CBI director Alok Verma, Congress on Sunday sought immediate removal of the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), alleging that he had acted like a puppet in the hands of govt.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi at a press conference at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi, said, “The Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) should be sacked or tender
his resignation, but the CVC must go.” There was no immediate reaction from the Central Vigilance
Commission or the government. The Congress also alleged that “CVC KV Chowdary is being made to act like a puppet to avoid any probe into the Rafale case”.
“The CVC has been acting like an ambassador, messenger of the government, and lobbying for Asthana (CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana). The CVC has forgotten that he is supposed to do vigilance for public good, and not be a ‘vigilant’ puppet into the hands of political masters,” Singhvi alleged. The senior Congress leader said, he was putting forth the views of his party, based on objectives facts that have emerged in the press in connection with the CBI controversy. “The data and fact in writing demand an immediate action and that action must start with the removal and sacking of the CVC,” he said. “The sequence of events indicated that the CVC acted like a hatchet man of the government,” Singhvi alleged.