SC Judges Mutiny: PM Modi Met Ravi Shankar Prasad


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called both the Law Ministers, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Minister of State PP Chaudhury, in his office after four senior-most Supreme Court judges finished their groundbreaking press conference in New Delhi.

Modi met his law ministers over the split in the judiciary, with the four judges today complaining to the media that the administration of the country’s top court was not in order.

Reports suggest Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, also a top lawyer, was also present in the meeting.

Earlier today, in a revolutionary event, four senior sitting judges of the Supreme Court called a hurried press conference at the residence of Justice J Chelameswar, the No.2 in the apex court hierarchy.

The judges said it was with “no pleasure” that they had been compelled to make public what they were upset with. Justice Chelameswar said the administration of the Supreme Court is “sometimes not in order” and many “less than desirable things” have taken place.

Besides Justice Chelameswar, the other judges were Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph. “Sometimes administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened…,” Justice Chelameswar said.