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Let me swear, I will speak in detail about accepting the RS nomination: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi | India News


GUWAHATI: Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, whose nomination for Rajya Sabha has been questioned by many parties, said Tuesday that he would speak in detail about accepting the offer for a seat in the Upper House after being sworn in. .

Briefly speaking to the journalists who came to meet him at his Guwahati residence, Gogoi said: “I will go to Delhi probably tomorrow.”

“Let me swear first, then I will speak to the media in detail why I accepted this and why I am going to Rajya Sabha,” he said.

In a notification Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind nominated Gogoi to the Council of States to fill the vacancy caused by the withdrawal of one of the nominated members.

There have been debates in political circles and other sectors over the nomination of Gogoi, who retired in November last year as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India (CJI) after serving for about 13 months.

On criticism of his RS nomination, Gogoi told a local news television channel: “I have accepted the offer of the Rajya Sabha nomination due to a strong belief that the legislature and the judiciary must work together at some point. for the nation building.

“My presence in parliament will be an opportunity to project the opinions of the judiciary before the legislature and vice versa,” he said.

“Let God give me the strength to have an independent voice in parliament,” said the former CJI, adding: “I have a lot to say, but let me take the oath in parliament and then I will open up.”

Judge Gogoi was among the four court judges who held an unprecedented press conference in January 2018 when they alleged that the chief justice, Dipak Misra, had assigned “selective assignment of cases to preferred judges” and that “the delicate cases were assigned to minor judges. ”

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