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Thomas puts Govt in a spot, says will not quit

PTI  New Delhi, January 28, 2011
First Published: 20:00 IST(28/1/2011) | Last Updated: 20:03 IST(28/1/2011)

Notwithstanding the intense scrutiny from the Supreme Court and from the media, Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas appears to be in no mood to quit, at least not immediately.

Sources said Thomas, whose appointment has come under severe criticism in view of the fact that he is facing a corruption case against him in Kerala, would like to wait till February 3 when the Supreme Court will again take up the case against him.

Thomas apparently indicated to people close to him that he would like to see what the apex court says on the issue of his appointment as CVC before taking a call whether to continue in the high post.

Sources said Thomas feels that he has become a "victim of political fight" between the government and the opposition and he has little role in this ongoing tussle.

Besides, sources said, Thomas believes that he has not done anything wrong as CVC for which he should resign or he could be removed by the government.

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