Congress, Kejriwal attack Modi over CJI's remarks
August 15, 2016  19:02
Chief Justice of India T S Thakur's disappointment over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on judicial appointments in his Independence Day speech today were seized upon by the opposition parties with the Congress saying he should heed the advice of the top judge.

The Congress also said Justice Thakur's remarks on the prime minister's speech were 'unprecedented yet starkly true' while Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal 'admired' the CJI for his 'courage'.

'(The) CJI questions PM Modi for deafening silence on judicial logjam in his I-Day speech. Unprecedented yet starkly true,' Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter. 

He said the Prime Minister needed to heed the Chief Justice's advice and not do petty politics on the issue.

Kejirwal also took to Twitter to praise the CJI. 'I really really admire CJI's courage, conviction and his concern for justice,' he tweeted.

Amid continuing standoff between the judiciary and the government, Justice Thakur expressed his disappointment that the prime minister did not make any mention about appointment of judges in his Independence Day address. 
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