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Want govt members in collegiums: Rijiju to CJI

Updated on: 17 January,2023 08:40 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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Opposition term as ‘dangerous’ and ‘intimidation’ the Centre’s demand for inclusion of nominees in the system to appoint judges to the SC and HCs

Want govt members in collegiums: Rijiju to CJI

PM Narendra Modi with CJI DY Chandrachud and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, in New Delhi. File pic/PTI

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has written to Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud stating that he is not satisfied with the Collegium system of appointing judges, and demanded for inclusion of its representatives and that of states in collegiums of the Supreme Court and high courts.

Rijiju has sought this representation, saying it will help infuse transparency and public accountability in the selection of judges.

While speaking to ANI on Monday, Rijiju said, “It is just a follow-up action of the letters written earlier to CJI following the direction of the Supreme Court Constitution Bench while striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC). The SC Constitution Bench had directed to restructure the MoP of the collegium system.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal dubbed as “extremely dangerous” the government’s demand.

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The Congress accused the government of “intimidating” the judiciary in a bid to “capture” it.

“The VP’s assaults. The Law Minister’s attacks. All this is orchestrated confrontation with the judiciary to intimidate and thereafter capture it totally, “AICC general secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted.

“The Collegium needs reform. But what this government wants is complete subservience—Its remedy is a poison pill for the judiciary,” he also said.

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