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CBI row: Cong seeks immediate removal of CVC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid a row over the removal of Verma, Sunday sought "immediate removal" of the chief vigilance commissioner, alleging that he had acted like a "puppet" in the hands of the

at a press conference at the here, said, the "CVC (central vigilance commissioner) should be sacked or tender his resignation", but the "CVC must go".

There was no immediate reaction from the or the

The also alleged that CVC K V Chowdary is being made to "act like a puppet" to avoid any probe into the Rafale case.

"The CVC has been acting like an ambassador, of the government, and lobbying for Asthana (Special Rakesh Asthana). The CVC has forgotten that he is supposed to do vigilance for public good, and not be a 'vigilant' puppet into the hands of political masters," Singhvi alleged.

The senior Congress said, he was putting forth the views of his party, based on "objectives facts" that has emerged in the press in connection with the controversy.

"The data and fact in writing demand an immediate action, and that action must start with the removal and sacking of the CVC," he said

"The sequence of events indicate that the CVC acted like a hatchet man of the government," Singhvi alleged.

Singhvi on Saturday had alleged that the stood exposed after Justice (retd) A K Patnaik claimed that he had not seen the commission's recommendations against Verma and not accorded his assent.

He said the removed Verma based on Asthana's charges, whose plea to quash the FIR against him was dismissed by the

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 16:50 IST