Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Kovind
Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has been nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday.
Ranjan Gogoi, who retired on November 17 last year, served as India’s 46th chief justice.
Former CJI Gogoi’s nomination to the Rajya Sabha has been made against the vacancy created due to the retirement of senior lawyer KTS Tulsi. There are 11 other nominated members in the Rajya Sabha.
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In his 13-month tenure, Justice Gogoi was responsible for delivering and being part of some landmark verdicts in cases including the Ayodhya title dispute and the Rafale jet fighter deal. He was part of the benches that referred the Sabarimala case, which lies at the intersection of faith and law, to a seven-judge bench and brought the office of the CJI under the Right to Information Act.
As the head of the five-judge bench that dealt with the contentious Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute , Gogoi was responsible for concluding the hearings in the case in 40 days. Not only did he persuade lawyers to stick to the deadline, but also delivered a verdict in a little less than 30 days, putting to quietus a very contentious issue.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was also singly responsible for judicially pushing the National Register of Citizens for Assam, aimed at identifying illegal immigrants living in the state.