Reducing friction with judiciary my priority: Sadananda Gowda

Gowda also said reducing the number of litigations by government agencies and weeding out obsolete laws would be his priority.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 11, 2014 12:38 am
D V Sadananda Gowda taking charge as the Union Minister for Law & Justice in New Delhi on Monday. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananthkumar is also seen. (Source: PTI) D V Sadananda Gowda taking charge as the Union Minister for Law & Justice in New Delhi on Monday. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananthkumar is also seen. (Source: PTI)

Newly appointed Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda Monday said there was a need to find a “new mechanism” to reduce the friction between the executive and judiciary.

“There are two issues. One is regarding electoral (reforms). The other is with regard to the judiciary and executive. The second one is a very big issue and we should find out some mechanism to work it out and also see that a new line of thinking is there,” he told reporters after taking over.

He rejected suggestions that he had been downgraded from Railway Ministry to the Law and Justice Ministry, saying that as a minister his job was to implement the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It is the prerogative of the Prime Minister to appoint ministers,” he said.

Addressing mediapersons, Gowda also said reducing the number of litigations by government agencies and weeding out obsolete laws would be his priority.

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