Congress demands ouster of CVC
The Congress on Sunday demanded the immediate ouster of Central Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chowdary, accusing him of working as a “vigilant slave” of the government to help hide facts concerning the contentious Rafale fighter jet deal.
Addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the “CVC (Central Vigilance Commissioner) should be sacked or should tender his resignation”. The “CVC must go,” he said.
“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 in the hands of political masters,” he added.
Mr. Singhvi cited news reports on Mr. Chowdary’s visit to sacked CBI director Alok Verma on October 6 — 17 days before he was removed unceremoniously by a midnight order of the government — on behalf of then CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.