New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid`s
remarks that the judiciary needs to understand the "political
economy" in the country was backed by the Congress on Monday which
insisted that the entire entrepreneurial class "cannot be
painted with a black brush".
"You see the statement in the holistic perspective and
the context it has been made. Indian economy has benefited in
the last 20 years. If there are any aberrations, people
responsible must be brought to book.
"But to paint the entire entrepreneurial class with a
black brush ....lebel them as alleged scamsters runs the risk
of being disincentive to investment and flow of capital
elsewhere", party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters.
He was replying to questions whether it was appropriate
for the Minister to make such remarks at a time when the
judiciary is seized with cases concerning corruption, black
money and the 2G spectrum scam. His remarks came at a time
when government is facing the judiciary`s flak on account of
He also disagreed with suggestions that the Minister`s
remarks went against the Supreme Court observations that there
was need to cross the Lakshman Rekha to kill Ravana. In the 2G
Case, the apex court had remarked last month "if Sita hadn`t
crossed the Lakshman Rekha, Ravan wouldn`t have been killed".
Noting that the Law Minister did not hold any brief for
the aberrations, he said, "There should be no
interference...and we should take a balanced view and should
not brand......of being scamsters".
In an interview, Khurshid had said, "The judiciary
Can’t be immune to the demands of society in changing times.
The judiciary has been making positive interventions in the
field of environment, fight against corruption, protection of
human rights and social welfare, but it also has to understand
the political economy."