The Indian National Congress Member of Parliament Vivek K Tankha has written a letter to President of India Droupadi Murmu, asking her for taking immediate action against those who are engaged in online trolling of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
The letter which has been endorsed by other members of opposition parties who stated that the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court which is presided over by CJI Chandrachud is hearing an important constitutional issue in the matter of the government formation in Maharashtra and the role of the Governor in the same.
The letter said, although the matter is sub-judice, a troll army, which supposedly is sympathetic to the interest of the ruling party in Maharashtra, has launched an offensive against the CJI DY Chandrachud.
The letter said that the words and contents are filthy and deplorable, which has garnered views in lakhs on social media platforms.
The letter added that while talking about the matter which is pending before the Supreme Court, such despicable behavior can be expected only by people who enjoy the support of the ruling dispensation
The letter urged that the President and the Constitutional and Statutory authorities in India are dutybound to protect the dignity and decorum of the Indian Judiciary.
The letter stated that such trolling also amounts to brazen interference with the course of justice.
The MPs said,in the letter said that they expect immediate action not only against the persons indulging in troll, but also against people who are behind supporting and sponsoring it.
The letter states that as law abiding parliamentarians, they expect immediate action against the culprits, failing which the matter may have to be escalated to higher levels.
A Bench headed by the CJI had on Thursday reserved its verdict in the Maharashtra politics case.
The CJI during the hearing said questioned Maharashtra’s ex-Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari calling for a floor test, which eventually led to the fall of the Uddhav Thackeray government.
This raised serious concerns regarding the exercise of powers by the Governor.