Issues raised by judges are very important: Rahul Gandhi

Issues raised by judges are very important: Rahul Gandhi

India Blooms News Service | 12 Jan 2018

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IBNS): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the points raised by the four sitting judges of the Supreme Court during the press meet are 'extremely important'.

"The issues raised by the judges are very important," Gandhi said.

He said a independent inquiry should be undertaken into the allegations made by senior judges.

"The issue needs an independent inquiry," he said.

Gandhi demanded for an 'independent inquiry' into the allegations made by the judges.

Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court, on Friday, held an unprecedented press meet to target Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra alleging that the rules have not been followed in  assigning  cases, media reports said.

In a virtual revolt against the CJI, the judges said they had approached Justice Misra with a complaint letter but failed to convince him.

The judges had stated in the letter to the CJI that cases with far reaching consequences were assigned selectively.

When asked whether they propose an impeachment of the CJI or not, the judges said: "It is the nation which will decide."

One of the four senior judges of the SC, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, said: "Democracy cannot survive without free judiciary."

"We had no option left but to address the media. This is a historicl event." he added.

Justice Chelameswar, however, clarified that they are not politicising the issue.

Following the press meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss the issue.

This is the first time in Indian history where the Supreme Court's sitting judges have addressed the media.

 

Image: Youth Congress Twitter page

Issues raised by judges are very important: Rahul Gandhi

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