Kiren Rijiju on Judiciary: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday (January 23) reacted to the ongoing debate on the judiciary and the appointments of judges. He said, “Judiciary and Center sometimes have differences. What is the purpose of democracy if there is no debate and argument? But some people try to show that Mahabharata is going on between Judiciary and Center. But this is not true, there is no problem between us.”
Addressing an event at Delhi’s Tis Hazari court complex ahead of the Republic Day, the Union Law Minister also said that since judges are not elected, they do not face public scrutiny, but people look up to them and do justice. Let’s assess them by the way they give.
“It is necessary to have a strong and independent judiciary”
He said that if democracy has to flourish in India, then it is necessary to have a strong and independent judiciary. He further said that democracy cannot be successful if the independence of the judiciary is weakened and its respect and authority are undermined.
“There may be differences, but no differences”
Kiren Rijiju said that “we” (higher judiciary and members of the government) constantly meet on a daily basis in some way or the other. He has “live contact” with the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on all big and small issues. He said that it is said in the Bharatiya Janata Party that there can be differences of opinion, but not differences of opinion.
Mentioned the letter written to the CJI
The Union Law Minister said that we can have a different opinion. Difference in opinion does not mean that we are attacking each other. Referring to the letter written to the CJI on January 6, Rijiju said that I wrote a letter to the CJI, about which no one knew. Don’t know who came to know from where and made news that the Law Minister wrote a letter to the CJI that there should be a representative of the government in the collegium. It makes no sense, how do I put another person in that system.
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