Sathasivam also said people of the country are duty-bound to uphold the highest standards of democratic tradition and honour the sacrifice of the hundreds of known and unsung patriots who lost their lives in the struggle for independence.
Sathasivam, also a retired chief justice of the Supreme Court, said as a lawyer he had worked for some parties but when he was appointed as a judge, he had completely closed his eyes on political parties.
The bench, however, said it would look into the request and pass appropriate orders.
When Governor P Sathasivam started his address the Opposition walked out of the Assembly.
It remains to be seen if the powers-that-be will oblige the Kerala Governor.
Congress vice-president said that the governor’s pro-active role in the operation of universities infringed upon the power of the govt.
Lodha was speaking at the annual lecture and award function organised by civil society group Capital Foundation Society.
Lodha said if they do not affect the judiciaries institutional independence and integrity then there should be no worry.
He is the first Chief Justice of India to be appointed to the post which is lower in warrant of precedence to the CJI.
Congress state president V M Sudheeran had come out against appointing the ex-CJI as governor.
All India Bar Association chairman Adish C Aggarwala said the government’s move was ill advised and unethical.
PIL proceedings should be transparent, and should let citizens intervene
Last year, former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam got to know about he being designated as the CJI when he received information from Rashtrapati Bhavan.
He said curtailing vacation cannot be done unless lawyers also come forward and agree to get their cases heard during vacation.
A fixed term for CJI is a good idea, but judicial appointments must be more transparent.