There was no coordination among the members of the collegium itself, former CJI Bodbe told why not a single judge could be appointed in the Supreme Court during his tenure
Regarding the post of Chief Justice of India, former CJI SA Bodbe said, “It is a difficult post… In fact some irresponsible comments create problems and for this the Chief Justice of India is answerable.”
Former Chief Justice of India SA Bodbe told on Saturday (March 18, 2023) why not a single judge could be appointed in the Supreme Court during his tenure. He blamed the collegium for this. He said that due to lack of coordination among collegium members, judges could not be appointed in the Supreme Court during his tenure.
‘The post of Chief Justice of India is difficult’
He also said that this has happened many times in the past as well, when there was no judicial appointment for a long time. Speaking at the India Today Conclave, he said, “Justice Akil Kureshi was just one name, but there were many others who were appointed later. All these judges were appointed later. So what.” He also talked about many decisions given during his tenure. On the post of Chief Justice of India, he said, “It is a difficult post… In fact some irresponsible comments create problems and the Chief Justice of India is answerable for that… There is no thorn in the post, but The thorn is in the eye of the beholder.
Former CJI also spoke on Ayodhya case and three agricultural laws
During this, he also discussed about Ayodhya and three agricultural laws. He said, “There is nothing political in this as far as the Supreme Court is concerned. The word political can be associated with anything. There was nothing political in the Ayodhya case, it was related to the birth place of Lord Ram. No politics in Rafale, it was just a defense deal. Judges are not in politics. There was no pressure regarding the Ayodhya issue.”
He said that such was the case when the Supreme Court had also banned the agricultural laws. He said, “So many violent incidents were happening and I told the government why don’t you consider withdrawing the law. There is law on one side and large scale violence on the other, the government had no response. All of us judges (on the bench) decided to put a stop to this. What does this have to do with politics? There was nothing political here.”