New Delhi, Jan 31: “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”.
The Supreme Court today quoted from William Shakespeare's play “Kind Henry IV” on the Prime Minister's position in the case relating to the plea for granting sanction of prosecution against A Raja in the 2G spectrum case.
Justice A K Ganguly, who concurred with the findings of Justice G S Singhvi on the issue, quoted the line while referring to the delay which had taken place at the Prime Minister's Office in taking a decision for according sanction for the prosecution of Raja.
The bench said it was “unfortunate” that delay on the grant of sanction had taken place at the Prime Minister's Office though there was no allegation of “malafide” or “lack of faith” against the Prime Minister.
“It has not even been alleged by appellant that there was any deliberate action on the part of the Prime Minister in causing dealy,” Justice Ganguly noted.
He said “the position of the Prime Minister in our democratic polity seems to have been summed up in the words of Shakespeare—uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”.