To browbeat, bully others is vintage Congress culture: PM Modi on lawyers’ letter to CJI

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacted to the lawyers’ letter to the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud stating that “to browbeat and bully others is vintage Congress vulture”. Taking to X, the PM hinted at Congress’ “selfish interests” behind the development.

In a post on X, PM Modi took a jibe at Congress, stating, “Five decades ago itself they (Congress) had called for a “committed judiciary” – they shamelessly want commitment from others for their selfish interests but desist from any commitment towards the nation.” “No wonder 140 crore Indians are rejecting them,” he added.

What lawyers stated in the letter to CJI

Over 600 lawyers, including Harish Salve, Manan Kumar Mishra, Adish Aggarwala, Chetan Mittal, Pinky Anand, Hitesh Jain, Ujjwala Pawar, Uday Holla, Swaroopama Chaturvedi wrote a letter to CJI Chandrachud on March 26 expressing concern over attempts to undermine the judiciary’s integrity.

In the letter, the lawyers have alleged that a “vested interest group” was trying to put pressure on the judiciary and defame courts, especially in cases of corruption involving politicians. “Their antics are vitiating the atmosphere of trust and harmony, which characterises the functioning of the judiciary,” stated the lawyers in the letter.

The letter further stated, “Their pressure tactics are most oblivious in political cases, particularly those involving political figures accused of corruption. These tactics are damaging to our courts and threaten our democratic fabric.”

Here’s the full letter

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