A please has been moved against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh Government’s press conference revealing his complaint to CJI SA Bobde against Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana and judges of AP High Court. Claiming the grounds, inter alia, the act and deed of the respondent is an attempt to tarnish the Majesty of the Highest Court of the Country, the plea states that the press conference by the chief minister made false allegations against an Hon’ble judge of this court.
Further it was stated that the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution is subject to reasonable restrictions in relation to contempt of courts and defamation. The Plea stipulates that the Chief Minister is under oath and therefore, is bounded by the judiciary to respect it.
On 11th October, Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, wrote a complaint to the Chief Justice of India stating that some High Court judges are attempting to protect the interests of the opposition party. Furthermore, the selection of the time like this of making such allegations is highly suspicious and doubtful as the hon’ble judge is the service of Indian Judiciary and public since long.
Last Sunday, the advisor of the CM revealed to the media that the next in line chief justice of India was influencing the administration of justice in the High Court.