The palpable unease within the ruling BJP over the Uttarakhand high court’s recent remarks against the Centre echoed in the Lok Sabha on Monday with a party MP taking exception to “running commentary” by the judiciary.
BJP MP from Bikaner, Arjun Ram Meghwal, said it has become tendency of judges to make running commentary against other organs of the state during case hearing. Maintaining that it finally becomes “law of the land”, Meghwal made a strong pitch to end such tendencies.
“But now what we see that comments are passed against Parliament, the Speaker and even the President. This should not happen,” he said amid thumping of desks by several ruling party members.
While hearing a petition against the imposition of President’s Rule in the hills state, Uttarakhand high court made some scathing remarks against the Centre and went on to suggest that even the President of India can go wrong.
Raising the matter during Zero Hour, Meghwal underlined that the makers of the Constitution have ensured separation of powers among the various organs and law-making is the job of Parliament.
At one point, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge was trying to say something to which Meghwal said he should be heard as he is not resorting to politics. AIMIM’s Assaududdin Owaisi, too, was seen protesting the against the remarks made by Meghwal.