“Ranjan Gogoi’s book will be sold in a sealed envelope”: Controversial former CJI faces public ridicule for his new book, to be released by SA Bobde


Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is facing widespread ridicule after it emerged that the man has written a book, which would be released by another controversial former CJI, SA Bobde. No sooner did the news on Gogoi’s book emerge, Twitter exploded with jokes and meme fest.

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra asked, “Someone just asked me whether Ranjan Gogoi’s book will be sold in a sealed envelope or will it be on open display in bookshops? Any idea?”

One Twitter user wrote, “After a liftime of dealing with seals Ranjan Gogoi has sealed the deal on a Book contract..” “Everyone criticising Ranjan Gogoi’s autobiography, please don’t judge a book by its sealed cover,” commented another Twitter user.

Journalist Vir Sanghvi tweeted, “Justice for the Judge? Shouldn’t the book be called: A Rajya Sabha reward for the Judge?”

Twitter soon exploded with hilarious reactions and meme fest.

Gogoi’s book will be released by another controversial former Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde. The event will be followed by an interaction between Gogoi and pro-government TV anchor Rahul Kanwal, who had to face condemnation in the past for promoting Islamophobia through his TV broadcast.

Both Gogoi and Bobde are credited with killing India’s judicial system by controversial judgments and wilful surrender before the Narendra Modi government. Gogoi, in particular, had invented and popularised the culture of accepting the government’s response on contentious issues in sealed envelopes. He had given a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale Scam by relying on the response submitted in a sealed envelope. Gogoi had also faced serious allegations of sexually assaulting on his junior staff members.

Gogoi was also at the helm of the Supreme Court Bench that controversially ruled in favour of Hindu litigants in the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir case.

As expected, he was rewarded with a Rajya Sabha nomination immediately after he retired as the chief justice of India. He was later given Z+ security cover in January this year.