Arvind Kejriwal ‘admires’ CJI’s ‘courage’ for expressing disappointment

The Chief Justice of India T S Thakur expressed disapppointment earlier about PM Modi not making any mention about judges appointment in his Independence Day address.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 15, 2016 6:25 pm
delhi, arvind kejriwal, kejriwal, delhi workers, delhi workers wage, workers wage, india news, latest news Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal taking salute during the70th Independence Day celebrations at Chhatrasal Stadium, in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday “admired” Chief Justice of India T S Thakur for his “courage” in expressing his disappointment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not make any mention about appointment of judges in his Independence Day address.

“I really really admire CJI’s courage, conviction and his concern for justice,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Taking a dig at Modi over his recent comment on attack on Dalits where he said please attack me if you (perpetrators of violence on Dalits) want, but stop attacking my Dalit brethren, Kejriwal’s deputy Manish Sisodia tweeted, “You can shoot me, but don’t ask me about the appointment of judges.

“Bhakts, tell me, who will say this dialogue? (‘Chaye to mujhe goli mar do, lekin judgon ki niyukti ke sawal mujhse na pucho..bhaktjano batao ye dialogue kaun bolega’).”

Amid continuing standoff between the judiciary and the government, the CJI today expressed his disappointment that Prime Minister did not make any mention about appointment of judges in his Independence Day address.

“I heard the popular Prime Minister for one and a half hours… I expected some mention about justice also, about appointment of judges,” the Chief Justice said at a function here where Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was present.

Displaying his unhappiness, Justice Thakur said, “I want to tell the Prime Minister only one thing, you remove poverty, create employment, bring schemes, etc but also think about justice for the countrymen.”

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  1. C
    Aug 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm
    Modiji , our hope of clean politics should not have allowed such issue becoming a hot topic for public. The perception of public would normally and likely to believe , it is political tact to control judiciary that does not sync well with elite minds. To my mind, unless Modiji spells reason, the conduct shows a step to destabilise judiciary, which is a unhealthy and atrocious political act and not good for a democracy . I do not expect Modiji to act with such cruel atude though ...., yet there appears to be a room for ..,,
    1. K
      Aug 16, 2016 at 5:55 am
      AK, have you sent AAP membership form to CJI yet or not? Do it fast. You will have a good catch .
      1. Mayur Panghaal
        Aug 15, 2016 at 2:47 pm
        The only people who can take panga with the powerful and corrupt are the ones who have no skeletons to;br/gt;Feku is fighting to stay alive in fake encounter;br/gt;No less than 4 independent investigations have found them to be;br/gt;All the top cops of guj are;br/gt;They will drag feku in if they are hanged.