The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the petitions demanding a probe into the India-France Rafale deal by saying that the court is satisfied with the decision-making process between the governments of India and France
New Delhi: One person who is definitely not pleased with the Supreme Court verdict on the Rafale deal on Friday is activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan — one of the petitioners in the case.
Bhushan shortly after the verdict said that the apex court was completely incorrect in its decision. He also said, accusing Narendra Modi government of flouting the rules laid down in the defence procurement procedure, that his campaign will certainly not drop and decision will be taken shortly if a review petition will be filed or not.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the petitions demanding a probe into the India-France Rafale deal by saying that the court is satisfied with the decision-making process between the governments of India and France.
The apex court bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph had reserved the verdict on November 14.
However, this is not the first time that Bhushan came loggerheads with the CJI.
Bhushan vs Gogoi
Earlier, Bhusan, who called for an immediate hearing to seek a stay on the deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims, was refused by Gogoi.
The CJI, reiterating the fact that there is no urgency, said, “If they are deported, we can always get them back if it’s (deportation) wrong. Do not worry.”
Before that, Gogoi also told Bhushan, “PILs are for the poor” when the latter protested against this new definition of PILs.
“The Supreme Court is there to take care of everyone’s fears,” said Gogoi.
However, Gogoi is not the only CJI who seems to have irked Bhushan.
Bhushan vs Misra
Bhushan also had a bad blood with the former CJI Dipak Misra.
Bhushan earlier this year had met with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss an impeachment motion against Misra on grounds of alleged misbehaviour and misuse of authority. This triggered a slugfest between the ruling BJP-led NDA government and Congress led-group of seven opposition parties.
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Last Updated Dec 14, 2018, 4:02 PM IST