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High Court to hear Mamata's assembly speech

India TV News Desk 23 Sep 2012, 13:56:46 IST
India TV News Desk
Kolkata, Aug 16: Calcutta High Court has decided to hear Mamata Banerjee's state assembly speech while rejecting the contempt petition filed against her by lawyer Subrata Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee is alleged to have said that a section of judiciary was corrupt and that's why court orders can be bought.

However, the court asked Subrata Mukherjee to file a PIL first. The court refused to take suo motu cognizance of his petition.

The Left and West Bengal Congress have called Mamata's remarks unconstitutional, though Law Minister Salman Khurshid played it down.

"In what context that statement was made I don't know. But I strongly believe that intention would be that the independence of the judiciary is protected," Khurshid said.