At a time when the NDA government is considering to introduce a new bill for the appointment of judges in higher courts, the Chief Justice of India on Monday expressed concerns over "misleading campaign" to defame judiciary.
In a strong reaction to Justice Markandey Katju who had demanded disclosure of his assets, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on Thursday said his "asset account is an open book" and demanded that the former Supreme Court Judge disclose his assets.
The BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pitched for "improving" the system of judges` appointment as the controversy over corruption in the judiciary continued to disrupt Parliament for the second day.
While the allegations of corruption in judiciary made by ex-Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju continues to raise the political temperature of the country, former prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence on the issue and said that he had nothing more to add since his colleague HR Bhardwaj had already spoken on the same.
Justice Markandey Katju, Press Council of India chairman on Sunday defended Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested for allegedly posting seditious content on his web portal, saying the cartoonist has done nothing illegal.