NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing friction between the judiciary and the executive over the process for judges’ appointments, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju endorsed the view of a former High Court judge who commented that the Supreme Court ‘hijacked’ the Constitution by formulating the collegium system to select judges.
Rijiju shared in Twitter a video clip of the interview of former Delhi High Court judge RS Sodhi who expressed the view that Supreme Court ‘hijacked’ the Constitution by saying that it will have the power to appoint judges.
“After ‘hijacking’, they (the apex court) said that we will appoint (judges) ourselves and the Government will have no role in it,” Sodhi said in the interview. Sharing the clip in Twitter, Rijiju said that “majority of the people have similar sane views.”
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