Not avenging Justice Joseph’s U’khand order, says Prasad

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 May 2018 09:16:37



THE Central Government’s action in sending the file of Justice K M Joseph back to SC Collegium for reconsideration had “nothing to do with his order quashing the President’s Rule in Uttarakhand”, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.

“I wish to deny with all authority at my command that it has nothing to do with it (Justice Joseph’s decision) at all, for two obvious reasons. Firstly, a proper (BJP-led) Government with nearly three-fourth majority has been elected in Uttarakhand. Secondly, that order was confirmed by Justice (J S) Khehar of the Supreme Court,” Prasad said in response to a media query. “Justice Khehar was judge who also set aside National Judicial Commission initiative of Government. Yet he became the Chief Justice of India during the BJP-led NDA Government. I think that by itself is (proof) enough,” Prasad said.