Jethmalani fires at Jaitley again, this time over CVC appointment
news Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 05:30
Senior advocate in the Supreme Court Ram Jethmalani has kicked off another storm directed at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with regard to the appointment of KV Chowdary as Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). The Rajya Sabha MP has alleged Chowdharyâ€™s involvement in â€ścriminal activitiesâ€ť and called his purported appointment as the â€śgreatest disaster that will fall on this unfortunate nation.â€ť In his letter dated June 6, 2015, addressed to the President Pranab Mukherjee, Jethmalani has referred to his earlier letter dated May 26 to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, warning him with regard to Chowdharyâ€™s appointment. In both letters, accessible via his Twitter account, Jethmalani directs blame towards the Jaitley. In the earlier letter, Jethmalani says that Jaitley had suggested Chowdharyâ€™s name as the CVC in a meeting which he should not have been a part of in the first place. â€śI have repeatedly warned you that he has no interest whatsoever in identification and punishment of powerful offenders or in repatriation of the proceeds of their crimes,â€ť he wrote of Jaitley. â€śKV Chowdhary by no means has a clean record. It is well known that corrupt public servant thrive with the help of corrupt politicians,â€ť Jethmalani writes. The 91-year-old former BJP member has had a history with Arun Jaitley. Jethmalani has repeatedly questioned the FMâ€™s gumption to bring back â€śblack moneyâ€ť stashed abroad. He had earlier also alleged â€śmischiefâ€ť on the part of Jaitley when one of his columns addressed to the former had been taken off by a newspaper. Here are the letters in chronological order, via Jethmalani's Twitter account. Â Page 1 of my Letter dated 26.05.2015 to @narendramodi regarding CVC issue. Sent to the @RashtrapatiBhvn too. pic.twitter.com/28syv5czfi â€” Ram Jethmalani (@RamJethmalani5) June 4, 2015 Page 2 of my Letter dated 26.05.2015 to @narendramodi regarding CVC issue. Sent to the @RashtrapatiBhvn too. pic.twitter.com/axKW7YStBc â€” Ram Jethmalani (@RamJethmalani5) June 4, 2015 My Letter dated 02.06.2015 to @RashtrapatiBhvn regarding appointment of K.V Chowdary as CVC pic.twitter.com/sdJ8aSykVj â€” Ram Jethmalani (@RamJethmalani5) June 4, 2015 Â Also Read: Was forced to put out ad against Jaitley as a newspaper didn't take my editorial: Jethmalani
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