TV visuals on Saturday showed Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra turning up at the residence of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, a day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court virtually revolted against the CJI, raising questions over “selective” case allocation.
The visuals showed Nripendra Misra driving to the CJI’s official residence here. However, the gates were not opened and after waiting for a while, he was seen driving back.
After the TV visuals were aired, the Congress was quick to criticise the government, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi must give an answer as to why a “special messenger” was sent to the CJI.
“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,” the party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.