Congress to Centre: Won’t support adventurism on NJAC

October 17, 2015 04:29 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 10:45 pm IST - New Delhi

Noting that there was a perception that government was “assaulting” institutions, Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi suggested that it would be better that government learnt from it.

Noting that there was a perception that government was “assaulting” institutions, Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi suggested that it would be better that government learnt from it.

Congress on Saturday ruled out supporting any “adventurism” by the government on the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) issue, saying there was a great “trust deficit” under the Modi dispensation and its actions have led to a perception that it was trying to subvert institutions, including judiciary.

“At the moment, you have to forget the past and look ahead....There is a great trust deficit as far as government is concerned... feeling that government wants to impose its will including on judiciary,” party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.

“We will not support adventurism of the government per se,” he said when asked whether the party would back any government move in the wake of the Constitution Bench verdict scrapping the Act for setting up a National Judicial Appointments Commission to appoint judges to the higher judiciary.

“Please remove clearly perception and understanding of the people from your actions that you are trying to subvert institutions,” Mr. Singhvi said.

Noting that there was much to improve, he said that the Congress would look forward to reform of the Collegium system at the November three hearing by the Supreme Court in the matter.

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