Surprised by Supreme Court verdict on NJAC, says Law Minister Sadananda Gowda

Gowda said the will of the people was brought before the Court, noting that the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha had supported the bill "100 per cent" and 20 state legislatures had also cleared it.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: October 16, 2015 2:29 pm
NJAC, njac vs collegium, njac judgement, njac supreme court, Gowda, Law Minister, njac bill, njac act, njac composition, njac vs collegium system, njac vs collegium mrunal, supreme court njac, supreme court njac news “We are surprised by the verdict of the Supreme Court,” Gowda told reporters as the Apex Court, in a watershed judgement, quashed the NJAC Act, enabling the two-decades old collegium system to continue.

Union law minister D V Sadananda Gowda has termed the Supreme Court verdict in the National Judicial Appointments Commission case a surprise. “We are surprised by the Supreme Court verdict, ” the law minister said in Bengaluru.

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“It is premature to comment because I have not seen the full text of the verdict. I will consult senior colleagues and the PM and take a decision,” Gowda said.

The law minister said that the NJAC law had the support of the people.

“The bill was completely supported by the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha so it had the 100% support of the people,” Gowda said.

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