The Congress declared on Thursday that Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar’s comments challenging the important 1973 Kesavananda Bharati ruling is a “extraordinary attack on the judiciary.”
The Supreme Court’s repeal of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act in 2015 was criticised by Mr. Dhankhar on Wednesday. He also contested the Kesavananda Bharati case verdict, claiming that it had created a bad precedent.
The vice president had declared his disagreement with the Supreme Court’s decision that Parliament could amend the Constitution but not alter its fundamental design. P. Chidambaram, a former finance minister who is now a prominent Supreme Court lawyer, claimed that the Rajya Sabha Chairman was “wrong” in his assessment.
This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.