BJP flays Cong for politicising judges row

A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi

Four top Supreme Court judges on Friday had taken an extraordinary step when they made a decision to speak to media against the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra calling the administration in the top court 'not in order.

Speaking on behalf of the four judges, Justice Chelameswar lamented over the corrosion and compromise taking place within the institution of the judiciary and especially within the portals of the Supreme Court.

BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said when such eminent and learned judges come out to do a Press conference, it is necessary to take them seriously rather than finding fault.

Rebel BJP leader says with Parliament sessions "not being held" and all not well in the Supreme Court, democracy is in danger. "The points that they raised were similar to the ones flagged by senior advocate Dushyant Dave in an article in an English daily today (Friday)", a source said. "It needs to be looked at from the highest level of the Supreme Court", Gandhi told reporters in Delhi on Friday evening.

"This merits a thorough, proper investigation and understanding of how independence and integrity of judiciary is being interfered or is being affected, which is impermissible in a secular democratic republic", Yechury said. "By politicising the issue, the Congress has exposed itself".

"Politics by political parties of the country, outside the judicial purview, trying to drag issues which are internal to the judiciary and politicise that is something which should not be attempted".

Following the opposition party issued a two-page statement asking the Supreme Court judges to discuss the points put forward by four judges of the Apex court jointly, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused Congress of politicising the issue and advised the party to not take this as a political opportunity for themselves. "And we firmly believe that this is wrong".

Patra said the Congress should know it has lost "elections after elections" since 2014, when the BJP stormed to power and the Modi government was formed.

They said that "administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and that many things less than desirable have happened in the last few months".

He said it was necessary for the three wings of democracy - the executive, the legislature and the judiciary - to ensure that whatever issues had been raised were corrected.

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