Supreme Court In Turmoil After Four Judges Speak Out Against Chief Justice Of India
Impeachment Out Of The Question, Says Soli Sorabjee
Expressing his disappointment at the day’s events, former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee said it will undermine the public image of the judiciary. Taking the issue to the public is not the right way to resolve it, he added.
Ruling out any possibility of an impeachment, Sorabjee said the four judges should, instead, meet the Chief Justice of India and place their issues before him.
Supreme Court is not like a company with minority and majority shareholders. Judges cannot behave like shareholders in a public limited company.Soli Sorabjee, Former Attorney General Of India
Attorney General Of India To BloombergQuint
The rift in Supreme Court should not affect the confidence of the public in India’s judiciary, the Attorney General of India KK Venugopal told BloombergQuint in a phone interview.
He does not see the situation as a “crisis” but said it would have been better for the four judges – Justice Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph – to place issues before all judges of the Supreme Court. They should explain why the matter was not placed before the top court, he added.
Rahul Gandhi Says
Threat to democracy mentioned by the four judges should be looked into, Rahul Gandhi told reporters at a press conference. Justice Loya's death must be looked into by the highest level at the Supreme Court, he added.
Observations made by the judges and issues raised by them are "extremely disturbing", the Congress said in a statement released ahead of the press conference.
Issues raised by the four judges have far reaching consequence to democracy and independence of judiciary.Congress Statement
Congress Press Conference Starts
Congress President Rahul Gandhi to make a statement before the press shortly on the unprecedented rift in the Supreme Court.