Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as Rajya Sabha member, opposition uproar
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said is this a reward? How will people believe in the independence of judges?
Today is the 12th day of the second phase of the budget session of Parliament. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as a Rajya Sabha member today, during which some opposition MPs created a ruckus. Some MPs also raised slogans of Shem-Shem. Let me tell you that the question was raised about the nomination of Rajya Sabha member of Opposition Ranjan Gogoi. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said is this a reward? How will people believe in the independence of judges?
The proceedings of both the Houses of Parliament have started. The former CJI was sworn in as a Rajya Sabha member. During this time, slogans of opposition MP Shem-Shem were also raised under the leadership of Congress. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back saying that in the past too many former CJI and celebrities have become part of this house.
After this, the Chairman said that we do not worry about the opinion of anyone outside the House. But here we have to understand that the nomination of the President should be treated with true spirit.
Who is Justice Ranjan Gogoi
Ranjan Gogoi has been the 46th Chief Justice of the country. He held the post of CJI from October 3, 2018 to November 17, 2019. Born on November 18, 1954 in Assam, Ranjan Gogoi studied at Don Bosco School in Dibrugarh and St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. His father Keshav Chandra Gogoi was the Chief Minister of Assam. Justice Ranjan Gogoi registered for advocacy in 1978.On 28 February 2001, Ranjan Gogoi was appointed as a permanent judge of the Guwahati High Court. Justice Gogoi became a judge of the Supreme Court on 23 April 2012 and later also became the Chief Justice.