Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan writes to the Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde to complain about SC Judge Ramana. He said that Judge Ramana interferes in Andra Pradesh High Court proceedings. The decision sprouts from the hearing in which Ramana supported Jagan Mohan’s rival party, Telugu Desam. This is why the current CM accuses the next in line Chief Justice of India. On October 6, 2020, he submitted the accusation letter to the current CJI. The letter talked about the claims, in-depth, making it reach the length of 8 pages.
Andhra Pradesh CM also held a press conference
On Saturday, October 10, 2020, he also held an atypical press conference. In that, he also alleged that Justice N.V. Ramana was corrupt and biased. He also claimed that several other Andhra Pradesh High Court judges follow his league. His step is seen as a “deliberate attempt” to scandalize the judiciary. The Andhra Pradesh CM wants to bring forth the SC Judge because seemingly, he does not cooperate with his decision of convicting the lawyer and activist in the Prashant Bushan case. The legal experts opine that he should have waited for the SC’s official response to his letter. They think his action has simply agitated the CJI’s jurisdiction.
In the hurried conference, he made the letter he sent to the CJI public. Reddy highlighted the proximity between justice Ramana and former Andhra CM and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu. He voiced out that the current Judge wants to dethrone his government. Hence, the entire incident is him lashing out of fear and uncertainty.
The letter contents
The Andhra Pradesh CM wrote, “Sri justice N.V. Ramana has been influencing the sittings of the High Court including that of a few Honorable Judges. There are instances of how matters important to the Telugu Desam Party have been allocated to a few Honorable Judges are enclosed in the annexure. This clearly demonstrates the bias in the state judiciary towards Telugu Desam party and its interests.”
The Andhra Pradesh CM wanted the CJI to take certain steps so as to maintain the state judiciary’s neutrality. He read the statement in front of the press conference. The state government of Andhra Pradesh has felt that the judiciary is particularly hostile with his rule. He is in pain knowing that the august institution of the high court is being used to destabilize and topple the government. However, the legal experts feel that this step is unconstitutional and impatient on his part.