The Supreme Court Wednesday asked counsel Gopal Subramanium to reconsider his decision to withdraw as amicus curiae in the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple case, which had hit the headlines in 2011 over its huge treasure trove.
Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium, whose name was left out by the Centre for elevation as Supreme Court judge, has rejected the post of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the coal block allocations scam cases.
Senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium, whose name was left out by the Centre for elevation as Supreme Court judge on Friday emerged as the first choice of Chief Justice of India RM Lodha to try the high and mighty in the coal blocks scam cases.
Government defended its decision to return the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium to appoint senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium as a judge of the apex court, saying its move was based on "proper, cogent and sound" grounds.
Congress on Wednesday used the Chief Justice of India`s criticism of government on the Gopal Subramanium controversy to accuse the Narendra Modi dispensation of indulging in vendetta politics and committing grave breach of constitutional norms.
BJP on Wednesday hit back at Congress for its remarks against Narendra Modi government over Chief Justice of India`s criticism on Gopal Subramaniam row, saying Congress has no moral right to raise the issue as it has caused "the most damage" to institutions during its rule.
After Chief Justice RM Lodha expressed displeasure, government tonight said the case of Gopal Subramanium for appointment as a Supreme Court judge was not taken forward as the noted lawyer himself "withdrew" his candidature while the process of conducting verifications was underway.
Congress on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an "autocratic mindset" whose government has "trampled" upon established constitutional processes in its "vendetta" against former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium.
Chief Justices of Calcutta and Orissa High Courts, Arun Mishra and Adarsh Goel and eminent lawyer Rohinton Nariman, who were in the panel recommended by the Supreme Court collegium along with Gopal Subramanium, have been appointed as judges in the apex court.
Former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan on Thursday said it was quite clear that CBI and IB were induced to do a "hatchet job" to scuttle the elevation of eminent lawyer Gopal Subramanium to the Supreme Court bench.
CPI(M) today attacked the government for acting in a "partisan" manner on the appointment of Supreme Court judges following charges levelled by senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium and said the apex court should undo the "damage".
In a nine-page letter to Chief Justice of India R M Lodha, former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium today withdrew his consent for appointment as a Supreme Court judge protesting against "a very carefully orchestrated drama" to scuttle his elevation.
The apex court expressed displeasure at the state government`s decision to strip the Temple Executive Officer Hari Kumar of his powers and right to enter the temple`s security area on security consideration.
Govt Thursday accepted the
resignation of Solictor General Gopal Subramanium, five days after he took the step as he was upset over appointment of a private advocate to represent Telecom Ministry in a case in the Supreme Court.