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PM to take care if minister not good: SC on plea against V K Singh

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
July 02, 2021 12:55 IST
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The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea that alleged that union minister V K Singh committed a breach of oath by giving statements with regard to India's official position on the Line of Actual Control with China, saying 'if a minister is not good it is for the prime minister to take care, courts can't do anything'.

 

A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy dismissed the plea filed by petitioner Chandrasekaran Ramasamy, a Tamil Nadu resident who claims to be a scientist.

At the outset, the bench said, 'If you don't like a statement by a minister then does it mean you will file a petition and ask him to be removed.'

The bench said, 'If a minister is not good it is for the prime minister to take care. Courts can't do anything.'

The bench told the petitioner that it appears you are a scientist, 'then you must use your energies to do something for the country'.

'We are dismissing it,' it said.

The plea has sought a direction to the Centre to 'declare that Union minister Gen V K Singh (retd) committed a breach of his oath' by his alleged remarks on India's position on the border row with China along the LAC.

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