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Supreme Court's prestige, dignity not enhanced during former CJI Ranjan Gogoi's tenure: Tarun Gogoi

Supreme Court's prestige, dignity not enhanced during former CJI Ranjan Gogoi's tenure: Tarun Gogoi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Mar 2020, 05:31 am

Guwahati/IBNS: Former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi said the prestige and dignity of the Supreme Court didn't enhance during the tenure of former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.

The former Assam Chief Minister reacted strongly to the nomination of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi as a Rajya Sabha member.

Tarun Gogoi said, “The Judges, Bar Association have raised the question about his (former CJI Ranjan Gogoi) impartiality, his role as the Chief Justice of India in dealing with various cases. It is not my question.

The question raised by the many members of the Supreme Court, Bar Association, prominent lawyers and many of his colleagues of the Supreme Court.

In such a situation, the appointment is definitely questionable about his role during his period as the Chief Justice of India dealing with various cases. Such doubt has been raised about his impartiality, independence."

Gogoi further said, "It is fact that, the prestige and dignity of the Supreme Court have not enhanced during his tenure.”

The former Assam Chief Minister also said there is no doubt that, he is a favourite of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), otherwise he would not have been nominated.

“Not only him, his brother was also appointed. BJP has a soft corner to his family,” Tarun Gogoi said.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)