A judge must speak through his judgment: Rijiju on EC case in SC | India News

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NEW DELHI: Amid an ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court over appointment of election commissioners, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said a judge must speak through his judgment as his observations could lead to a “difficult situation”.
“Then people will ask how did the collegium select a particular person to be appointed as a judge,” he said at the Times Now Summit responding to a question on the Supreme Court wanting to know how the law minister had chosen a particular election commissioner.
“This question will lead to difficult situation. So that is why I said the old wisdom — a judge must speak through his judgment,” he remarked.
He said certain “commentary” made by judges make headlines, but the reported observations do not form part of the judgment.
The Supreme Court had on Thursday questioned the “haste” and “tearing hurry” with which the Centre appointed ex-bureaucrat
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