‘Former CJI’s statements on “ramshackle” state of judicial system indeed startling and matter of concern for all’
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi’s statements on the “ramshackle” state of the country’s judicial system was “shocking”.
“I had read that PM Narendra Modi in a meeting with Supreme Court judges praised the country’s judicial system. Obviously, we all felt happy about it then. So, the former CJI’s statements were indeed startling and a matter of concern for all. Was Mr. Gogoi, who has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha, trying to tell the truth about the judiciary with his remarks?” asked Mr. Pawar.
On Thursday, the former CJI, in a conclave organised by a prominent media house, was quoted as saying that one had to wait for an inordinate time to secure a verdict if one approached Indian courts.
“How important the judiciary is as a constitutional body need not be…