Cong questions PM’s Principal Secretary’s visit to CJI residence

NEW DELHI, Jan 13:
The Congress party on Saturday questioned the visit by Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra  to the residence of Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Misra, a  day after four senior-most Judges triggered a storm by holding a press conference attacking the CJI on the administration related issues in the apex court. Hours after Mr Misra’s visit at 5, Krishna Menon Marg, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Prime Minister must tell the reason for sending his special messenger to meet the Chief Justice of India.
“As PM’s Principal Secretary, Nripendra Misra visits CJI’s residence at 5, Krishna Menon Marg; PM must answer the reason for sending this special messenger to Chief Justice of India” Mr Surjewala tweeted.
Earlier, Mr Misra, who was seen visiting the residence of the Chief justice of India, clarified that he had gone to the CJI’s house to wish him New Year and congratulate him on shifting into the new house.
However, he could not meet the Chief Justice since the latter was doing his puja. The Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday demanded a high level enquiry on the death of Justice Loya, which the judges have raised as one of reasons for their contention against the Chief Justice.
The BJP, however, criticised the Congress and said the opposition party was politicising the issue. “It was the internal matter of the Supreme Court and politics should not be played,” said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. (UNI)