Bangalore: Union minister of law M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday disapproved remarks made by a Kerala member of Parliament against the judiciary stating that such remarks could make people to lose confidence in such institutions.
Reacting to Kerala government’s plans to file a case against the MP for his anti-judiciary statement, Moily said,“You cannot pass remarks that will bring the institution to disrepute.”
“The judiciary ..is very important. We have taken all 62 years... many pains and agonies people have suffered, to build this institution”, he said.
“You will have to be very careful, whoever it is, be it a minister, MP or anybody. While making comments on people who occupy the highest office, let them not forget what that they are doing is making people to lose confidence in those institutions” Moily asserted.
“Making off the cuff remarks on some personality, I do not approve of it”, he said responding to queries on a statement by Congress MP from Kerala K. Sudhakaran, who had said that he was witness to a Supreme Court judge being bribed about 15 years ago apparently for getting a favourable decision in a case seeking restoration of bar licences cancelled by Kerala high court.
A former state minister who now represents Kannur in the Lok Sabha, Sudhakaran made the charge on 12 February at a public meeting organised at Kottarakkara without naming the judge.