Judiciary is destroying legislature ‘brick by brick’: Arun Jaitley


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Wednesday said that the judiciary was destroying the legislature ‘brick by brick.’


Speaking in Rajya Sabha on the GST Bill, according to Indian Express, Jaitley urged MPs not to hand over budgetary and taxation powers to the judiciary claiming that the judiciary had been encroaching on legislative and executive authority.

Also Read | ‘Not tyranny of unelected’: Justice Ganguly to Arun Jaitley

Also Read:  Ex-minister E Ahamed faints during President’s address

Jaitley made these stunning observations during a discussion on The Appropriation (No.2) Bill 2016 and the Finance Bill, 2016. The Upper House passed both these bills before returning them to Lok Sabha.

Also Read | ‘Indian democracy cannot be a tyranny of the unelected’ by Arun Jaitley

Also Read:  Defiant Jaitley justifies dismissal of elected govt of Uttarakhand, says Rawat govt was immoral

To which Jaitley said, “For heaven’s sake, I beseech you in the interest of Indian democracy not to go on this misadventure… With the manner in which encroachment of legislative and executive authority by India’s judiciary is taking place, probably financial power and budget making is the last power that you have left. Taxation is the only power which states have.”

Also Read:  Everything you wanted to know about Patel agitation in Gujarat

Jaitley’s comments came on the day when the Supreme Court’s intervention forced the central government to revoke President’s Rule in Uttarakhand.

(Photo: Financial Express)



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here