Sinha asks BJP leaders to speak up like judges

  • Sinha asks BJP leaders to speak up like judges

Sinha asks BJP leaders to speak up like judges

Sinha, who has been critical of the BJP dispensation under Narendra Modi, said the judges' protest was a sign that democracy in India was "threatened".

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday lashed out at the Congress party for playing politics over the crisis within the Supreme Court. That's an institution of democracy where debates and discussions are supposed to take place.

Addressing the media, Sinha said, "Regarding the arrangement of appointing selective Benches for some special cases in the Supreme Court, a clarification must be put before the public", adding that those cases should also be revealed.

They said that "administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and that many things less than desirable have happened in the last few months".

Sinha also appealed fellow BJP leaders as well as all senior most cabinet ministers to "stand against whatever is sabotaging our democracy and work towards saving it".

Sources, however, said that apart from the Loya case, the use of words like "democracy in India is at stake" had anxious the government. "I will appeal to them to get rid of their fears and speak up", he said.

In the evening, senior Congress leaders, including P. Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel, called on Gandhi to brief him about the implications of judges' attack on the CJI. Do you understand the meaning of this? A magazine report had raised questions on the suspicious surroundings of the death of justice Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case of 2004, in which various police officers and BJP president Amit Shah are named as parties.

Sources said Justice Gogoi joining the dissenting team was a matter of "grave concern" and one of the reasons for the government to maintain its distance from Friday's developments.

At the press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, said: "The observations made by the honourable judges are extremely disturbing and have far reaching consequences".

"What the judges are hinting at is loud and clear. They do not either have the opportunity or the courage to express themselves". "We shall be failing in our national duty of we don't react", said Sinha.