“Rijiju: Another Gem”: Kapil Sibal’s Dig At Law Minister On Centre vs Judiciary

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Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a swipe at Law Minister Kiren Rijiju over his remarks that the government has not taken a single step to undermine the judiciary, asking whether his “controversial statements” were meant to strengthen it.Mr Sibal’s remarks come a day after Kiren Rijiju said there can be a difference of opinion between the government and the judiciary but that does not mean the two are attacking each other and a “Mahabharat” is going on.Addressing a gathering at the Tis Hazari courts complex in New Delhi to mark Republic Day, Mr Rijiju said the Modi government has not taken a single step to undermine the judiciary.Reacting to the remarks, Mr Sibal tweeted, “Rijiju: Another gem. ‘The Modi government has not taken a single step to undermine the judiciary…’.” “Are all your (Rijiju) controversial statements meant to strengthen the judiciary,” the former law minister asked.Rijiju: Another gem“The Modi government has not taken a single step to undermine the judiciary…”Are all your controversial statements meant to strengthen the judiciary ?You might believe it.We lawyers don’t.- Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) January 24, 2023″You might believe it. We lawyers don’t,” the senior advocate said.