VP Dhanjar’s 1st Speech In Rajya Sabha: Govt v SC Tussle Comes Into Light

Vice President Dhankhar

After Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar’s first address in the Rajya Sabha, the Government vs Supreme Court tussle over the appointment of judges has again come into limelight.

On December ,8 In his first address as Chairman in the Rajya Sabha, Vice President Dhankhar mentioned the National Judicial Commission Act (NJAC). He said “it was passed unanimously by both the Houses of Parliament. The Supreme Court had rejected the bill in the year 2015, “

it a “glaring instance” of “severe compromise” of parliamentary sovereignty and disregard of the “mandate of the people”he added

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar’s called the parliamentary mandate on it “historic” and said that it was “undone by the Supreme Court on October 16, 2015, by a majority of 4:1 finding the same as not being in consonance with the judicially evolved doctrine of ‘Basic Structure’ of the Constitution”.

The government’s three pillars should respect their ‘Laxman Rekha’ and termed it an instance of ‘severe compromise of parliamentary sovereignty’, he added

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