Govt speaking untruth, will approach SC: Sushma
New Delhi: Slamming the government, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj termed as "untruth" its claim that the charges against CVC P J Thomas were not brought before the high-powered selection committee of which she was a member and said she would approach the Supreme Court in this regard.
"It is not at all true. In fact, it is a mis-statement. I personally brought this fact to the notice of the Prime Minister and Home Minister in the meeting itself even though they persisted with this appointment," Swaraj said here.
The Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha told reporters that she had always stayed away from judicial proceedings but "now I have decided to file my affidavit before the Supreme court".
Swaraj, who had put on record her dissent to the selection of Thomas as CVC by the three-member committee, was reacting to the affidavit filed by Attorney General G E Vahanvati in the Supreme Court today that the panel was not aware of the charges in the Palmolein export case pending against him in Kerala.
The main opposition party had even boycotted the CVC`s swearing-in ceremony a few months back as a mark of protest.
"The government is speaking one untruth after another untruth. So I have decided to file a detailed affidative on the issue," Swaraj said.
She asserted that her main obection to Thomas` appointment was that there was chargesheet against him in a corruption case and sanction was granted by Kerala government for his prosecution.
An NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation, and others had challenged Thomas` appointment as the CVC, citing the Pamolein import corruption case in which the top ranking official is an accused.