On Thursday morning, Akhilesh called the bypoll results a victory for “ekta” or unity. The BSP has been wary of alliances in the past, concluding that transfer of its votes benefits its alliance partner much more than the BSP.
In another surprise turn of events, the Bahujan Samaj Party, after hectic zonal and district levels meetings this week, announced it will partner the SP in order to defeat the BJP, which is the need of the hour.
“We have utmost confidence in the Army for its ability to stay vigilant and guard our borders so we can sleep peacefully and educate our children and go about our lives. We are grateful to them. That is why such a remark by the Army chief puzzles us,” Ajmal said.
Sources said that if the government neither returns the file nor clears it, the Collegium is of the view that it will “not send any other names for elevation to the Supreme Court, at least until as long as this Collegium is in place”.
Babri masjid demolition case: The appeal, which was last heard on December 5, 2017, is before a three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, and also comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
The Indian Express has learnt that the CJI is not considering the suggestion of convening a full court of all judges of the Supreme Court, and has also not notified any meeting of the collegium so far.
Supreme Court crisis: One of the key points raised by the Justices was the “selective” allocation of cases by the CJI. Calling out the impropriety of the rostering by the Chief Justice didn’t amount to going on a strike, the sources said.