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Thursday, March 10, 2011

CVC issue: BJP, Left ask PM to take action against the guilty

PTI-2011-03-08 18:50:00

Last Updated: 2011-03-08 19:53:52

New Delhi: BJP and Left parties on Tuesday voiced dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's clarification on the appointment of CVC, demanding that his acceptance of responsibility should be taken forward by taking against the guilty.

"We had asked the Prime Minister to introspect on the CVC issue.... He has accepted that it was an error of judgement. He has also said his Minister of State had not presented all the facts," BJP Chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters in Parliament House complex.

Another party spokesperson Tarun Vijay described Singh's statement in Parliament as "pathetic and naive".

"Perhaps, the Prime Minister was trying to gain sympathy on the issue.... But he could not answer why only one name was suggested by him," Vijay said.

He insisted that the Prime Minister accepting that he was not aware of all the facts does not absolve him of his "fault".

"Is this the way the Prime Minister's Office is being run?" Vijay said.

CPM leader Brinda Karat also expressed dissatisfaction at the statement made by Singh.

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