In a letter to the President of India, dated 2 May, he has raised severe objections over the appointment of Mr. KV Chowdhary, presently an advisor to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), as the next Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), whom he calls as an extremely corrupt man and someone who has been involved in criminal activities and gets away with them because of his nexus with anti-national elements.
“I am shocked at what the Prime Minister, on the advice of his finance minister is about to do. He should be fulfilling the election campaign promise to remove every bit of corruption and provide a bureaucracy of unimpeachable integrity. I am writing this to you to warn that his appointment will be the greatest disaster which will fall upon this nation,” writes Jethmalani.
Mr. Jethmalani also claims to have written a letter to the Prime Minister in this respect, but on being unheard, he resorted to writing to the President, who holds the final authority to appoint the CVC. He has requested the President to postpone the appointment in the interest of people of this country, who voted for BJP in the name of a corruption free India. Among others to have opposed the government’s move to appoint Chowdhary as CVC, is Prashant Bhushan, a senior advocate and former Aam Aadmi Party leader.
Mr. Jethmalani was once a prominent face in the BJP ranks until 2013, when he was suspended from the party for making anti-party remarks.