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Swaraj not to file affidavit in SC on CVC issue

New Delhi: With Home Minister P Chidambaram stating that the Palmolein case against P J Thomas was discussed by the CVC selection panel, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said she would not file an affidavit on the issue in the Supreme Court as there was "no dispute on facts now".

"The Home Minister has now admitted that I had raised the Palmolein case in the meeting and recorded my disagreement precisely for this reason," Swaraj, the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, who was on the selection panel, said on Twitter.

Attorney General G E Vahanavati had stated in the Supreme Court last week that the panel for CVC, comprising the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Leader of Opposition, had not been apprised of the case against Thomas.

This has prompted Swaraj to say that she will file an affidavit in the matter as the government was "misleading" the apex court.

Swaraj today maintained that after the Home Minister`s statement, there was no need to file an affidavit.

"Now there is no dispute on facts. Therefore, there is no need for my affidavit," she said.

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