Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that 'off the cuff' remarks by the Supreme Court 'sometimes hurt' the government, days after the court ticked off his ministry for sleeping like 'Kumbhakarna'.
Speaking at a function of the National Green Tribunal in SC judge Ranjan Gagoi was the chief guest, the minister also said that it was a “bit sad” that the Supreme Court questioned the government on leader of Opposition issue.
“At times off the cuff (remarks) come... Sometimes it hurts unnecessarily. Parso meine suna Kumbhakarna hogaya. Kumbhakarna kahan ho gaya...? (The other day, I heard that Kumbhakarna has happened. Where did it happen?),” he said.
Ticking off the environment ministry for sleeping like ‘Kumbhakarna’, the Supreme Court had two weeks back made it clear that it would not lift the stay for setting up new hydroelectric power projects on Alaknanda and Bhagirath river basins in Uttarakhand unless the Centre produced a detailed report on the environment and ecological impact each of the 24 ventures.