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‘Common meeting ground has to be found with judiciary’

There was no question of give and take with judiciary, but to work in tandem with it, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Publish Date: Jul 13 2016 9:21AM | Updated Date: Jul 13 2016 2:00PM

‘Common meeting ground has to be found with judiciary’

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was shifted to the ministry after his stint with Telecom Ministry, has dismissed suggestions that Centre  is in an confrontational relationship with the higher judiciary.

 
In an interview to Maneesh Chibber of ‘The Indian Express’, he said that respect for the judiciary is the article for the Modi-led government.
 
He added that judiciary is an internal part of India’s democracy and therefore the government has to work with it in an environment of harmony, which is his job as law minister.
 
Stressing that there should not be any misconception, he added that the NDA Government respects the Supreme Court decision to set aside National Judicial Appointments Commission.
 
The minister further said that there was no question of give and take with judiciary, but to work in tandem with it.
 
While the judiciary’s view is the highest consideration, but government’s concern should also be conveyed to them, he added.