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PM's Principle Secretary Nripendra Misra Tries to Meet CJI Deepak Misra, Denied Entry

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| January 13 , 2018 , 15:05 IST

Amid the ongoing saga of the tussle between top judges of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice Of India, Prime Minister’s Principle Secretary Nripendra Misra on Saturday tried to meet the CJI at his residence apparently in an attempt to douse the fire. As per reports, he had to return empty handed as he was denied entry to the residence of Chief Justice Deepak Misra since he did not have a prior appointment with the Chief Justice.

 

Congress Party’s head of Communications, Randeep Surjewala question the motive behind Nripendra Misra’s visit. “As PM’s Principal Secretary, Nripendra Misra visits CJI’s residence at 5, Krishna Menon Marg; PM must answer the reason for sending this special messenger to Chief Justice of India” he tweeted.

 

A similar political furor emerged yesterday when CPI leader and Rajya Sabha MP D.Raja met justice Jasti Chelameswar at his residence. Justice Chelameswar is one of the four judges who went public against the Chief Justice.

 

Speaking to media after meeting Justice Jasti Chelameswar at his residence, D.Raja was quoted by ANI as saying, “Have known him for a long time. When I came to know of the extraordinary step taken by him and other judges, I thought must meet him. Not giving it political colour. These are concerns for everybody, it’s about future of country and democracy.”

 

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