Chief Justice Thakur lashes out at PM Modi’s silence on Judicial Appointments
Chief Justice of India TS Thakur today used the Independence Day function at the Supreme Court premises to lash out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for not mentioning anything about the justice delivery system or judges appointment in their speeches.
“You make roads, schools, hospitals but please also do say something about justice delivery to people. I heard the speech of our great and respected Prime Minster for an hour and of the law minister just now. I thought they will say something about justice delivery and appointment of judges. Cases are piling up there are no sufficient number of judges…but sadly nobody seems to be bothered”, he said after unfurling the national flag at a function.
Prasad and all the judges of the apex court, Supreme Court Bar Association members and large number of advocates were present at the function.
“You have something to say on every sector and also have promises. Throw something at us too”, was CJI’s message to PM.
Speaking before the CJI, the Law Minister said Affirmed that his government was “committed to the cause of judicial independence” and very soon a memorandum of procedure will be finalized after harmonious consultation with the collegium.
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