The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party can breath a sigh of relief as the Congress has indicated its support to Judicial Appointments Bill. The opposition party may ask for some amendments though. The Congress seems to be unhappy with the ‘Veto’ clause in the bill, and asked for dropping it.
“Barring two clauses, we support the Bill. Why should the government extend the session,” asked the former minister and Congress leader Rajiv Shukla.
The bill has been tabled in Lok Sabha yesterday, and proposes to replace the collegium system of appointment of judges creating a Judicial Appointments Commission. Most parties have announced their support for the bill but the Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha has come out openly opposing the proposed bill yesterday. He asserted that people may lose faith in judiciary with the proposed system of appointments and transfers of judges.