The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today launched a scathing attack on the Congress party for seeking mileage over the crisis within the Supreme Court.
Addressing the media, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi for playing politics over the matter and termed “it an internal matter of the apex court”.
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He said that no political party should try to score over this crisis and reiterated that the matter be left to the judiciary itself. The BJP leader also mentioned that Attorney General KK Venugopal has already spoken about the government’s stand.
“This is an internal matter of the Supreme Court, AG has given statement. No politics should be played. Surprised and pained that Congress which has been rejected number of times by people in elections is trying to gain political mileage, it has exposed itself,” Patra said.
Earlier this evening, Rahul had described the concerns expressed by four Supreme Court judges over the institution's functioning as "extremely important" and also sought investigation into the death of judge BH Loya by the "highest level" of the apex court.
Rahul said that Justice J Chelameswar's remark that democracy will not survive in the country unless the Supreme Court was preserved, was "extremely important" and that it needed to be "looked into carefully".
This morning, without disclosing what they were upset about, the four judges -- Justice J Chelameswar (the No.2 in the apex court hierarchy), Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Kurien Joseph and Justice Madan B Lokur, said that “they have been compelled to do this (address the media)”.
They said that "administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and that many things less than desirable have happened in the last few months”. All four of them said that “they were convinced that for the survival of democracy an impartial judge and justices are needed”.