Katju's expose: Manmohan Singh speaks up as BJP demands answers

by FP Staff  Jul 22, 2014 19:22 IST

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After the BJP had demanded Manmohan Singh to speak up on the allegations of "improper compromises" by three ex-CJIs during UPA rule, the former prime minister said that his colleague HR Bhardwaj had spoken on the issue and he had nothing more to add.

Zee News in a report quoted Singh as saying, "The then law minister HR Bhardwaj has explained everything. I have nothing more to add."

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh. AFP

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh. AFP

The BJP on Tuesday had asked Singh and the Congress to speak up about the allegations, saying the matter was "unfortunate".

Earlier in the day BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had said, ""Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress should come forward and answer the allegations of how different constitutional bodies, including the Judiciary, were misused for political reasons. It is unfortunate and a matter of serious concern."

He had said the Congress and corruption "are made for each other" and the "jugglery" of judicial appointments made by UPA is another example of how the Congress "misused" constitutional bodies.

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, now Chairman of Press Council of India, had yesterday triggered a controversy alleging that three ex-Chief Justices of India made "improper compromises" during UPA rule in allowing a judge in Tamil Nadu, under corruption cloud, to continue in office.

With PTI inputs