Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Health Care | By Belinda Paul

Congress hits back at Jaitley over revenge jibe

Congress hits back at Jaitley over revenge jibe

With the apex court judgement in Judge Loya death case, it has been clearly established that Congress has been indulging in dirty and cheap politics and also conpired to tarnish his (Shah) image.

The opposition parties met Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and handed over a notice for the impeachment of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) with signatures of 64 MPs of the Upper House.

"Mr. Jaitley, it's important to be "right" then to be on "right side of powers".

Jaitley had on Friday accused the Congress of using impeachment motion as a political tool and said it was a revenge petition to intimidate the judiciary following the Supreme Court's verdict on Judge B.H. Loya's death.

Congress chief further targeted BJP President Amit Shah, saying "the truth has its own way of catching up with people like him".

"We are all very disturbed about it", a bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said after the counsel appearing for the petitioner raised the issue of politicians making public statements on impeachment of judges.

Hitting out at the Congress, Mr Jaitley said that the country has witnessed its devolution from a mainstream party to a party that has now takien fringe position and is "too willing to identify with these institution disruptors and thus intimidation of courts has become the new form of advocacy". Is the impeachment motion filed today a direct result of the press conference?

He also asserted that India would not forget Judge Loya. What has happened today is a price the Indian judiciary has to pay for misadventures of many.

Jaitley also lashed out at the Caravan magazine stories and investigations in connection with death of Justice Loya a "textbook example of fake news".

Rahul Gandhi took his official twitter handle and wrote, "There is no hope left, everything is managed" say Judge Loya's family.

Maharashtra-based journalist B S Lone and activist Tehseen Poonavala had filed independent pleas seeking a fair probe into his death alleging that he died under mysterious circumstances.

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