Conscience clear, continuing as CVC, says Thomas

Conscience clear, continuing as CVC, says Thomas
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First Published: Thu, Dec 02 2010. 12 33 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Dec 02 2010. 12 33 PM IST
New Delhi: Central vigilance commissioner P J Thomas on Thursday said his conscience is clear and dismissed as “speculative” questions on his possible resignation in the wake of stinging observations against him by the Supreme Court.
“I am morally clear. My conscience is very clear. I am continuing as CVC,” Thomas said.
Asked about his possible resignation, Thomas said, “That is a speculative question. I do not have to answer it.”
Thomas said he was an impartial person and distanced himself from the 2G spectrum scam as well as the Palmolein import case, over which there are demands for his resignation.
“The Palmolein import case is a very old case. It did not happen in my tenure. I am not really aware of its status. The state government has a very funny stand on it,” he said.
He said that the case related to the council of ministers in Kerala taking a decision to import Palmolein and as food secretary he had implemented it. “On that basis, to level criminal conspiracy charge against me is funny,” he said.
On the alleged 2G spectrum scam, he said the matter was subjudice and it would not be appropriate for him to speak anything on it.
Asked further, he, however, said the alleged scam happened when he was not the telecom secretary. “It happened between 2007 and 2008 when I was not the telecom secretary,” he said.
“I am very impartial and take judicious decisions as per the law on every matter that comes to me,” he said.
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First Published: Thu, Dec 02 2010. 12 33 PM IST
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