Cong wants PM to ex­plain prin­ci­pal secy’s CJI visit

The Asian Age - - Nation -

New Delhi, Jan. 13: Latch­ing onto me­dia re­ports that the Prime Min­is­ter’s prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary turned up at the Chief Jus­tice of In­dia’s res­i­dence, the Congress on Satur­day said Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi must an­swer as to why a “spe­cial mes­sen­ger” was sent to the CJI.

TV vi­su­als showed Prime Min­is­ter’s prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary Nripen­dra Misra driv­ing to the res­i­dence of CJI Di­pak Misra. How­ever, the gates were not opened and af­ter wait­ing for a while, he left.

The de­vel­op­ment came a day af­ter four se­nior­most judges of the Supreme Court vir­tu­ally re­volted against the CJI, rais­ing ques­tions over “se­lec­tive” case al­lo­ca­tion.

Af­ter the TV vi­su­als were aired, the Congress was quick to crit­i­cise the gov­ern­ment.

“As PM’s prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, Nripen­dra Misra, vis­its CJI’s res­i­dence at 5, Kr­ishna Menon Marg; PM must an­swer the rea­son for send­ing this spe­cial mes­sen­ger to Chief Jus­tice of In­dia,” Congress’ chief spokesper­son Ran­deep

As PM’s prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, Nripen­dra Misra, vis­its CJI’s res­i­dence at 5, Kr­ishna Menon Marg; PM must an­swer the rea­son for send­ing this spe­cial mes­sen­ger to Chief Jus­tice of In­dia — Ran­deep Sur­je­w­ala,

Cong leader

Singh Sur­je­w­ala tweeted.

Terming the con­cerns raised by the four judges as “un­prece­dented and sen­si­tive”, the Congress had yes­ter­day de­manded a probe into the is­sues flagged.

On the other hand, the BJP had charged the Congress with “politicising the in­ter­nal mat­ters” of the ju­di­ciary.

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