Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said in Kurukshetra that the Centre is fully supporting the judiciary in resolving cases before the courts. The minister stated that over five crore cases are pending in various courts across the country.
Mr Rijiju addressed the three-day 16th national conference of the “Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad” at the Kurukshetra University campus in Haryana on Monday.
He said the government took steps to “equip” the courts well even during the COVID-19 pandemic so that the courts could function during the period.
Mr Rijiju said several politicians and media persons continue to spread that there is some sort of tension between the Centre and the judiciary and many a times, newspapers claim that the government is trying to “capture the authority of the judiciary”.
He said since Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister, the Constitution is considered a “pious book” when it comes to running the country
“The people of the country have to judge who are the people who are trying to destroy this system,” the Law Minister said. He said the judges must be “committed” to people and not to the government.
The BJP leader added that”For us, the judiciary must be committed to the country but for others, the judiciary must be committed to their (political) parties.”