Govt 'managing' judiciary, alleges BJP



New Delhi: Close on the heels of Mamata Banerjee's controversial statement about judiciary, BJP on Sunday took a dig at the Centre, accusing it of "managing the judiciary in innovative ways" and demanded that a National Judicial Commission be set up to end this.

"This government is managing the judiciary. We must have the National Judicial Commission which will take away this kind of discretion from the central government and put it in the hands of a neutral body," BJP leader Yashwant Sinha told reporters here.

The issue was also raised by some BJP chief ministers at a conclave held here yesterday by the party.

New Delhi: Close on the heels of Mamata Banerjee's controversial statement about judiciary, BJP on Sunday took a dig at the Centre, accusing it of "managing the judiciary in innovative ways" and demanded that a National Judicial Commission be set up to end this.

"This government is managing the judiciary. We must have the National Judicial Commission which will take away this kind of discretion from the central government and put it in the hands of a neutral body," BJP leader Yashwant Sinha told reporters here.

The issue was also raised by some BJP chief ministers at a conclave held here yesterday by the party.

"I said we have been told of instances where these kinds of management have taken place. So I am not repeating it in her words. But I am definitely making the statement that this government has created a situation where it is easy to extract a judgment," Sinha said.

His comments come days after Banerjee created a storm by saying that there were instances when court judgments have been delivered for money.

PTI