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TN bandh: DPA leaders hit out at SC

October 01, 2007 11:49 IST

Speakers at the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance day-long fast to press for speedy implementation of the Ram Sethu project has criticised the judiciary, saying that "the judiciary should stay within its limits".

Union Shipping Minister T R Baalu wondered whether the courts were giving the right decisions.

"Why would there be appeals or higher benches if every judge was right?" he asked.

In an apparent reference to the recent controversy surrounding former Supreme Court judge Y  K Sabharwal, Baalu said even persons in the judiciary commit scandals.

"There is an impeachment procedure even for judges in this regard," he said.

CPI national secretary D Raja said that only Parliament should decide on people's welfare and related issues which courts should not interfere with".

He was apparently referring to the apex court stay on the DPA bandh today for speedy implementation of the Ram Sethu project.

"The Supreme Court has been giving some strange verdicts on issues like the SSCP, 27 per cent OBC quota and other labour issues," he said, while stressing that courts should stay within their limits.

Dravida Kazhagam president K Veeramani, in his address, criticised the "enthusiasm of the apex body  to hear a case even on a Sunday, whereas lakhs of cases are pending in many courts across India.



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