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Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Remarks To NDTV Result In Privilege Notice Against Him



“I go to the Rajya Sabha whenever I feel like it,” Justice Gogoi had advised NDTV

New Delhi:

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s feedback in an interview to NDTV have resulted in a privilege discover in parliament in opposition to him. “I go to the Rajya Sabha whenever I feel like it,” Justice Gogoi had advised NDTV within the interview centered on his memoir “Justice for the Judge”.

Justice Gogoi’s statements are in contempt of the Rajya Sabha, undermine the dignity of the home and represent breach of privilege, the discover submitted by two Trinamool Congress MPs stated in the present day.

The discover highlighted the Chief Justice and Rajya Sabha member’s controversial remarks when requested about his poor attendance in parliament.

“You ignore the fact that for one or two sessions, I had submitted a letter to the house saying due to Covid (on grounds of medical advice) I will not be attending the session. Until a little before the last Winter Session, you could enter the Rajya Sabha after only an RT-PCR and personally I did not feel comfortable going there. Social distancing norms have been enforced, they are not being observed. The sitting arrangements, I don’t find very comfortable. I go to the Rajya Sabha when I feel like, when I think there are matters of importance on which I should speak. I am a nominated member, not governed by any party whip. Therfore, whenever the bell rings for the party members to come, it does not bind me, I go there of my choice and come out on my choice… I am an independent member of the house,” Justice Gogoi stated within the interview.

Justice R Gogoi’s remarks to NDTV that triggered privilege movement:

He additionally advised NDTV: “What is the magic about Rajya Sabha? I would have been better off in terms of pay, emoluments if I had been chairman of a tribunal. I am not taking a penny from the Rajya Sabha.”

Parliament information present that Justice Gogoi signed in for lower than 10 per cent of all sittings since March 2020.

If the Rajya Sabha chairman finds benefit within the discover, it may be forwarded to the home Privilege Committee. Based on the report of the committee, if a privilege movement is handed within the Rajya Sabha, members stand to lose their Rajya Sabha membership.

In his just-published memoir, Justice Gogoi had defended his choice to affix the Rajya Sabha 4 months after retiring from the Supreme Court, in opposition to widespread criticism.

He stated he accepted the place with out hesitation since he needed to boost problems with the judiciary and the northeast area, to which he belongs.

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