BJP MP demands ban on ‘running commentaries’ by judges

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party member on Monday demanded in the Lok Sabha a ban on comments by judges while hearing a case.

BJP member and chief whip of the party Arjun Ram Meghwal raised the issue in the Lok Sabha during zero hour.

“It’s not good to make running commentaries by judges while hearing the cases against the people sitting on constitutional posts. It should be stopped and parliament should make provisions for it,” Meghwal said.

Some of the opposition members protested, but Meghwal said: “I am not doing politics over it and no one should do politics over the issue.”

The Uttarakhand High Court, while hearing the case over imposition of President’s Rule in the state, had said that the country’s President was not a king who could be infallible.

The strong rebuke over the imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand came as the bench observed: “Absolute power can spoil anybody’s mind and even the President can be wrong, and in that case his decisions can be subjected to evaluation.”

The bench said the right to judicial evaluation of orders passed by everyone lies with the courts.

The court had also criticised the central government during the previous hearing over the imposition of President’s Rule on March 27, a day before the floor test was due to be carried out in the state assembly.

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