Senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh on Saturday referred to as out former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s clarification about his low attendance within the Rajya Sabha. Mr Ramesh stated that Justice Gogoi’s remarks in an interview to NDTV by which he stated he’ll attend the Higher Home “when he appears like” quantities to “insult to parliament”.
The parliament information present Justice Gogoi has an attendance of lower than 10 per cent within the Rajya Sabha since he grew to become a member final yr.
Chatting with NDTV, Justice Gogoi had cited the pandemic as one of many causes for his poor attendance.
#NDTVExclusive | Justice Gogoi, ex-Chief Justice of India, defended his controversial resolution to just accept a Rajya Sabha seat simply 4 months after he retired from the Supreme Court docket, saying he needed to do public service. However Parliament information present he has lower than 10% attendance. pic.twitter.com/YIyIYCUUYP
— NDTV (@ndtv) December 9, 2021
“You ignore the truth that for one or two periods, I’ve submitted a letter to the home saying that due to Covid, on medical recommendation I’m not attending the session,” he stated.
“I am going to the Rajya Sabha each time I really feel prefer it… once I assume there are issues of significance on which I ought to communicate,” Justice Gogoi went on to say.
Mr Ramesh, clearly not happy by Justice Gogoi’s feedback, stated that parliament is just not a platform simply to talk.
“It’s extraordinary and really an insult to Parliament that former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi says he’ll attend the Rajya Sabha, to which he has been nominated, when he feels prefer it! Parliament is not only about talking but in addition listening,” Mr Ramesh tweeted.
It’s extraordinary and really an insult to Parliament that former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi says he’ll attend the Rajya Sabha, to which he has been nominated, when he feels prefer it! Parliament is not only about talking but in addition listening.
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) December 11, 2021
In his just-published memoir, Justice Gogoi, defended his resolution to affix the Rajya Sabha 4 months after retiring from the Supreme Court docket, a transfer that had come beneath widespread criticism.
He stated when he was provided the place, he accepted it with out hesitation, since he needed to boost points pertaining to the judiciary and the North East area, to which he belongs.
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