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CJI Thakur takes on Modi for not mentioning delay in judicial appointments

Published Aug 16, 2016, 1:42 am IST
Updated Aug 16, 2016, 7:31 am IST
Chief Justice of India T S Thakur (Photo: PTI)
 Chief Justice of India T S Thakur (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The rift between the judiciary and the NDA government continued with the Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur directly taking on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not making even a mention about the delay in judicial appointments in his I-Day address.

Earlier, the PM in his speech said too many laws create confusion for the government, the judiciary and the common man and his government has embarked upon an exercise to clean up laws that create hurdles.

The CJI was upset that even the Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who spoke earlier at the Supreme Court function, did not say anything about filling up of vacancies but only spoke in general terms.

The CJI’s disappointment was seized upon by the opposition parties with the Congress saying the PM should heed the advice of the top judge.

The Congress also said Justice Thakur's remarks on the prime minister's speech were “unprecedented yet starkly true” while Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party  leader Arvind Kejriwal “admired” the CJI for his “courage”

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