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Delhi Confidential: A unique problem in the court of CJI N V Ramana

Advocate M L Sharma, who is in the habit of filing PILs, complained that another plea had been listed as the lead petition. The CJI clarified that it was so because the plea on the basis of which urgent listing was sought was shown as the lead matter and that he will ask the Registry to look into it.

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana

First to argue: On Monday, the court of Chief Justice of India N V Ramana was faced with a unique problem when a lawyer insisted that his petition should be the lead one in a bunch that challenged the extension to Enforcement Directorate Director S K Mishra, since he was the first to move court on the issue.

Advocate M L Sharma, who is in the habit of filing PILs, complained that another plea had been listed as the lead petition.

The CJI clarified that it was so because the plea on the basis of which urgent listing was sought was shown as the lead matter and that he will ask the Registry to look into it.

On Tuesday however, Sharma was the first to argue in the matter. At the end of the hearing, the counsel sought to raise the issue again when the CJI responded with a smile “anyhow you argued first today”.

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Tricolour takes Over: After the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting on Tuesday, in which a call was given to the MPs to celebrate the Tricolour, all party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Nitin Gadkari, changed display pictures on their social media accounts. Chief ministers Yogi Adityanath and Shivraj Singh Chouhan, too, replaced profile pictures on their Twitter accounts with the Tricolour.

Modi in his August 2 ‘Mann Ki Baat’ had called upon the people to put the ‘Tiranga’ as the profile picture till Independence Day.

First published on: 03-08-2022 at 02:30:24 am
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