New Delhi: Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has made a big comment on the judiciary and legislature. He said the ruling parties believe that government action deserves judicial support and opposition parties hope that it will support their cause. But it is important to understand that the judiciary is only answerable to the Constitution. He said the country has still not learned to fully appreciate the roles assigned to every institution by the Constitution.
Speaking at a felicitation ceremony organised by the Association of Indian Americans in San Francisco on Saturday, CJI N V Ramana said, "As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Independence this year and when our republic has turned 72, it is with some regret, I should add here that we have still not learned to fully appreciate the roles and responsibilities assigned to every institution by the Constitution. The ruling party believes that every government action deserves judicial backing. At the same time, opposition parties expect that the judiciary will pursue its political positions and causes. Whereas the judiciary is only answerable to the Constitution.''
The Chief Justice further said, "It is a great ignorance among the general public, which is helping such forces, whose sole purpose is to abolish the judiciary. Let me make it clear, we are only and only accountable to the Constitution.''