He is not the first appointment to the house of the legislature. Then why so much objection from center-left parties? Phobia of judicial reform plays behind the mind?

Justice Ranjan Gogoi par gussa kiu ata hain? Islamic regional political party AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted “Is it “quid pro quo”? How will people have faith in the Independence of Judges?” Asaduddin Sahab, Barrister-at-Law from England must know that India is not a “faith” based society. Faith is a personal choice and multidimensional in India and has nothing to do with the judiciary, constitution, and legislature. Echoing almost the same line of Owaisi’s “quid pro quo” or mutual consideration, Abhishek Singhvi of Congress said, “This nomination is a great disservice to the legacy of the most vibrant and dynamic institutional pillar of the world’s largest democracy — the judiciary.” But Mr. Singhvi, National spokesperson of Congress knows better than anybody that Indira Gandhi nominated Justice Baharul Islam to Rajya Sabha in June 1983, just after 6 months he retired from apex court In January 1983. He was alleged by the opposition party to have given relief to the then Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra in the Patna Urban Cooperative Bank scam case. So in the case of Baharul Islam,, there was no “cooling off” period of 2 years as suggested by the BJP leader Arun Jaitely in 2012 and quoted by Mr. Singhvi to construct the argument of his own.

Maybe the opposition party is assuming of a possibility that a judge may think of satisfying the government in power in the hope of getting some post-retirement benefits as allegedly happened in case of Ranganath Mishra who retired on 1991 and In 1998 when Congress was in the opposition, ex-CJI Ranganath Misra entered Rajya Sabha as a Congress nominee. But there were allegations against him that he gave a clean chit to the Congress party in the 1984 anti-Sikh massacre as he was the sole member of the Justice Ranganath Misra Commission of Inquiry.

Maybe the opposition party is assuming of a possibility that a judge may think of satisfying the government in power in the hope of getting some post-retirement benefits as allegedly happened in case of Ranganath Mishra who retired on 1991 and In 1998 when Congress was in the opposition, ex-CJI Ranganath Misra entered Rajya Sabha as a Congress nominee. But there were allegations against him that he gave a clean chit to the Congress party in the 1984 anti-Sikh massacre as he was the sole member of the Justice Ranganath Misra Commission of Inquiry.

However, former Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member, today on 19th March 2020 and as expected opposition party Congress along with DMK, MDMK, CPI(M) and CPI members started shouting “SHAME SHAME” and later staged a walkout. But one thing they all know, Gogoi hasn’t joined the BJP or any other political party as Ranganath Mishra, in order to be nominated to Rajya Sabha. In the Upper House, this is an independent appointment that is not bound to follow any party whip. Gogoi can, therefore, vote against the government or criticize Modi, if he wishes so. Modi government or BJP cannot stop him in that matter. And now the big question to the opposition parties. If BJP government wanted to “reward” Gogoi then why they did not offer the party membership before being nominated him to Rajya Sabha? Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi has his own mind, nobody can influence him and that is a very well known fact to all political leaders of India.

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