Moily disapproves Kerala MP`s anti-judiciary remark

Union Minister of Law M Veerappa Moily Tuesday disapproved remarks made by a Kerala MP against the judiciary stating that such remarks could make people to lose confidence in such institutions.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 16:09 PM IST

Bangalore: Union Minister of Law M Veerappa
Moily Tuesday disapproved remarks made by a Kerala MP against
the judiciary stating that such remarks could make people to
lose confidence in such institutions.

Reacting to Kerala government`s plans to file a case against
the MP for his anti-judiciary statement, Moily said, "You
cannot pass remarks that will bring the institution to
disrepute."

"The judiciary... is very important. We have taken all 62
years... many pains and agonies people have suffered, to build
this institution," he said.

"You will have to be very careful, whoever it is, be it a
minister, MP or anybody. While making comments on people who
occupy the highest office, let them not forget what that they
are doing is making people to lose confidence in those
institutions," Moily asserted.

"Individuals are not important, institutions are important",
he said.

"It is necessary for us to nurture and also rebuild the
credibility of the institutions", he said.

"Making off the cuff remarks on some personality, I do not
approve of it," he said responding to queries on a statement
by Congress MP from Kerala K Sudhakaran, who had said that he
was witness to a Supreme Court judge being bribed about 15
years ago apparently for getting a favourable decision in a
case seeking restoration of bar licences cancelled by Kerala
High Court.

A former state minister who now represents Kannur in the
Lok Sabha, Sudhakaran made the charge on February 12 at a
public meeting organised at Kottarakkara without naming the
judge.

The meeting was organised by supporters of Kerala
Congress leader R Balakrishna Pillai, who was recently
sentenced to one year imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a
corruption case.

PTI