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Congress terms delay in appointment of judges 'anti-people'

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 13 Aug 2016, 19:04:09 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

The Congress party today blasted Narendra Modi led government for undue delay in appointment of judges and said that it was reflective of an 'anti-people' attitude that would affect commoners.

"There is strength of 40 percent of judges in the high courts, there is no recruitment of the 60 percent. If they take time, then it will affect the common people. I think it's an anti-people attitude. The govt should sit with the judiciary and recruit as soon as possible," Senior Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal said.

Sibal alleged that the government wants to pressurise and control the recruitment of judges.

"The Chief Justice said talks are going on for the last eight months and there has been no recruitment yet. The government has said that if an issue of national security comes up, we should have the right to stop the recruitment of a judge," he pointed out.

He further said that even opposition parties and Chief Ministers should be consulted by the government while recommending names of judges.

Chief Justice of India T.S Thakur had yesterday had blasted the Centre over non-execution of collegium's decision relating to transfer and appoint of Chief Justices and judges of high courts.