This refers to the report that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has blamed his then junior Minister and present Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for omitting to mention the charge-sheeting of P.J. Thomas in the file put up to the three-member panel to consider his suitability for the post of Central Vigilance Commissioner. Dr. Singh's move is another indication that he is deficient in qualities of leadership. A leader accepts blame even if his subordinates have erred.

Dipin Damodaran,

New Delhi

Even if Dr. Singh was unaware of the case pending against Mr. Thomas, why did he do nothing when the Leader of the Opposition, Sushma Swaraj, objected to Mr. Thomas' appointment as CVC? Why did he not put the decision on hold? Now that Mr. Chavan has been blamed, will action be taken against him?

Suddapalli Bhaskara Rao,

Muscat

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