‘STOP pinning blame for your own sins!’: Kharge hits back at PM Modi’s remark


Retaliating to PM Modi’s ‘vintage Congress culture’ remark, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party on multiple fronts including Lok Sabha ticket to former HC Judge in Bengal and Rajya Sabha nomination of other. Kharge also asked PM Modi to “stop blaming Congress for own sins.”

Earlier in the day, PM Modi took a swipe at the Congress after more than 600 lawyers wrote to the Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, expressing concerns against the actions of a “specific interest group”. The lawyers alleged that the group is trying to pressurise judiciary and defame courts.

In his social media post, Congress President Kharge charged at the PM for “conveniently forgetting that 4 senior-most Supreme Court judges were forced to hold an unprecedented press conference” to warn against “destruction of Democracy”.

“You forget that your party has fielded a Former HC Judge in West Bengal for the current Lok Sabha elections. Why was this candidature bestowed on him?” he added further.

Kharge concluded his post by asking the PM to stop blaming Congress for his “own sins” and accused PM Modi of “mastering the art of manipulating Democracy and hurting the Constitution.”

Mallikarjun Kharge also mentioned the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) and asked why it was stuck down by the Supreme Court. 

What was PM Modi’s ‘vintage Congress culture’ jibe about?

Prime Minister Narendra on Thursday took a jibe at the grand old party after over 600 lawyers wrote to CJI DY Chandrachud expressing concerns against the actions of a “specific interest group”.

In his remark, PM Modi said that it is Congress’ culture to browbeat and bully others while “shamelessly” wanting commitment for their selfish interests.

“To browbeat and bully others is vintage Congress culture. 5 decades ago they had called for a “committed judiciary” – they shamelessly want commitment from others for their selfish interests but desist from any commitment towards the nation. No wonder 140 crore Indians are rejecting them,” PM Modi wrote in a post on X.

What are the concerns shared by 600 lawyers to CJI DY Chandrachud

The whole political controversy began after nearly 600 lawyers, including senior advocate Harish Salve and Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, wrote to CJI DY Chandrachud, expressing their concerns against the actions of a “specific interest group”. The lawyers accused this group of tainting the image of the Judiciary.

In the letter, they said that a “special group” is employing pressure tactics to affect judicial outcomes, specifically in cases involving political figures and corruption allegations. These lawyers have also accused the group of “bench fixing”, “comparisons of domestic courts to those in lawless regimes,” etc.


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Published: 28 Mar 2024, 08:23 PM IST


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