SC Judges’ revolt: D Raja meets Justice J Chelameswar, CPI says it was in ‘personal capacity’

The CPI leader went to Justice Chelameswar’s residence and by his own admission and asked the judge “what is happening”. Hours later, the CPI disassociated itself from the visit, saying Raja went there in his personal capacity.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2018 11:44 am
Justice J Chelameswar, D Raja, Justice Chelameswar meets D raja, Supreme court, SC judges meet, CJI< Dipak Misra, CPI, CPI leader D Raja (L) and Justice J Chelameswar (R). (Source: Express photo)

Soon after four of the most senior judges of the Supreme Court publicly questioned the functioning of the apex institution, one of them, Justice J Chelameswar, had a visitor on Friday — senior CPI leader D Raja.

The CPI leader went to Justice Chelameswar’s residence and by his own admission and asked the judge “what is happening”. Hours later, the CPI disassociated itself from the visit, saying Raja went there in his personal capacity.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Raja said that as an MP, he could not remain a mute spectator. “I know him, so I called him and asked him what is happening…. Why you are so much distressed and disturbed. He told me if you are around drop in.”

“He told me what he said at the press conference. It is an unprecedented step that they have taken which shows the deep crisis in the judiciary. So everyone should have the same distress…. What is happening in our judiciary. That (the judiciary) is the last hope for our citizens. With concern, I tried to find out what is exactly happening. Now more people will be asking what is happening in our judiciary.”

He said: “Everybody is worried and disturbed over what is happening with our judiciary. As concerned citizens we cannot remain mute spectators. Parliament cannot remain a mute spectator.”

The visit, however, drew criticism from other Left parties. Some leaders said Raja gave the BJP a chance to accuse the Opposition of politicising the turmoil in the higher judiciary. Soon, CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said that “Raja went in his personal capacity, not as a representative of the party”.

“The CPI would like to clarify that it has no intention to interfere in the unfortunate tangle in the judiciary. We have high regard at the maturity and wisdom of the judiciary and issues raised should be discussed and resolved by the judiciary itself,” Reddy said.

Raja did not comment on the statement made by the CPI chief.

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  1. sridhar rao
    Jan 13, 2018 at 11:34 am
    That Raja went from back door is not highlighted by Islamic express ₹also the need for close confabulation raises the doubts about the integrity of chalameshwar, when the judges should be approaching the president of India, they were honob bingo with the likes of Shaikh_ar Gupta which clearly shows their political agenda of commie scamgress, all of them should be thrown out, listen what Solis Scrabble had to say about their behaviour
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    1. Tkr Nathan Thiruvoth
      Jan 13, 2018 at 10:39 am
      The lefties as usual fishing in troubled waters.
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      1. Muftkhor By Choice
        Jan 13, 2018 at 9:58 am
        Why the did D Raja go there to meet Chemlaeshwar. What's cooking Raja?
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        1. Vikrant Agrawal
          Jan 13, 2018 at 9:50 am
          Imagine a BJP CMs brother part of SC coort judge and inline to become next CJI. Imagine a hindu judge not attending a meeting called by a Congress PM saying he has to go to Mandir. Imagine a BJP leader having pvt meeting with judges who are speaking against CJI. All would have broken loose then but now when there is a judge who is brother of ec Assam CM it is ok. When commie leaders known for their anti India and Hindu and pro naxal stand its fine. When judges find going to a church more important then attending meeting that all other judges are attendijg its fine. Infact now opposition leaders meddling with affairs of judiciary is not seen as political interference. Un fact these 4 judges are acting on the orders of their political masters is quite clear.
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          1. Madan Gupta
            Jan 13, 2018 at 9:48 am
            they lit the fire now adding fuel to it. Who is Raja, why a SC judge will call him? A judge may call the President for justice and not Vagabond Raja of CPI.
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