Appointing K.V.Chowdhary as CVC ‘shameful’: Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Monday termed the government’s decision to appoint former Central Board of Direct Taxation chief K.V. Chowdary as the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) as “shameful and unfortunate”.

“It’s shameful and unfortunate that the BJP and the Congress have come together to destroy the CVC (by) appointing a dubious and pliable person as its chief,” Bhushan told IANS.

Bhushan said he would take up the matter further by challenging the government’s decision in the court. “I will challenge it in the court.”

Earlier in the day, the central government announced appointment of former Central Board of Direct Taxation chief K.V. Chowdary as the new CVC.

T.M. Bhasin, chairman and managing director of the public sector Indian Bank, was appointed vigilance commissioner and senior most Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma was named the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC).

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