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.