NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday termed the reported remarks by former Chief Justice of India (CJI) and Rajya Sabha member Ranjan Gogoi in regards to the judiciary as “shocking and “worrisome”.
Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut mentioned in Nashik that Gogoi’s assertion must be taken significantly, and added that the previous CJI ought to have defined with “examples from his tenure” as to why he thinks so.
Gogoi had reportedly mentioned that the judiciary is in a “ramshackle” state and expressed concern over the pendency of circumstances.
Speaking on the sidelines of an occasion in Pune, Pawar mentioned, “Last week, I learn someplace that Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) in one of many conferences of Supreme Court judges, acknowledged that the usual of the Indian judiciary may be very excessive. We all felt good.
“But the statement made by former Chief Justice of India, who has been now sent to Parliament, is a very shocking kind of a statement. I do not know if he tried to explain the truth of judiciary.”
The NCP patriarch added that the remarks made by Gogoi are “worrisome” for all.
Pawar was chatting with reporters on the musical occasion ‘Khayal Yagya’ organised to rejoice the beginning centenary of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.
Talking to mediapersons in Nashik, Sanjay Raut mentioned Gogoi was making the remarks after being part of the judiciary for years.
“Gogoi’s remarks should be taken seriously. There is a precedent that the judiciary shouldn’t be criticised… Had Gogoi explained with examples during his tenure as to why he thinks so, the country would have been enlightened.”
“But he is a Rajya Sabha member with BJP’s blessings…You have been part of the judiciary for several years and after retirement, you say this,” the Sena MP added