Differences persist in BJP over CVC appointment
With the BJP leadership in the Rajya Sabha ready to seek a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday on the appointment of PJ Thomas as CVC, the differences between the approaches of the party leadership in the two Houses seem to be lingering on.
The Supreme Court has already struck down the appointment.
Sushma Swaraj insisted that the Prime Minister accept responsibility — something which had earlier led her to say that it was time to let the matter rest — but did not probe beyond that once he did so.
Her counterpart Arun Jaitley, however, is likely to ask more probing questions on the issue in the Rajya Sabha, and is expected to seek answers from the PM on two points— Was he misled (by the home minister) or allowed himself to be misled; and whether he knew of the pendency of the case against Thomas.
Swaraj, who had blamed the much-talked differences on lack of space on twitter two days back, however justified her position in a television show on Sunday saying she had the approval of party president Nitin Gadkari for her position (that matters be laid to rest).