Swamy expressed displeasure on law officers for delay in listing in SC Registry
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday expressed displeasure on Government’s law officers playing tricks in his cases by delaying listing in Supreme Court’s Registry. He said that instead of delaying the listing of his case, the Law Officers should concentrate on speeding up the listing to more than two years delayed cases in National Herald appeals by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi against the Income Tax and Herald House eviction. He tweeted without naming Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is very close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.
Government law officers who are interfering in SC registry and in listing offices to see my PILs are not listed, better that they ask Registry why National Herald cases filed by government e.g., on Herald House, NH income tax evasion cases,etc are not listed yet.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) March 28, 2021
A few days ago Swamy lost his cool when his petition against the Places of Worship Act which was filed first was not listed and another petition of BJP leader Ashwani Upadhyay was listed. Swamy pointed out this unexplained delay and discrepancies in Registry and Listing offices of the apex court before the Chief Justice Justice of India S A Bobde. The apex court has issued notice to Central Government and tagged the petition along with Upadhyay’s petition. This case which will garner momentum for the restoration of Kashi Vishwanath and Mathura Shri Krishna Temples is a tense one for the BJP controlled Central Government.
Expressing his anger a few days ago, Swamy also tweeted that Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad must rein in the tricks of certain Law Officers who were behind delaying the listing of his petitions in the Supreme Court. Swamy also said that nowadays things are not in the hands of the Law Minister as Modi’s regime had changed protocols. This is learned to be apparent blame on Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is the point man of Modi and Shah in legal matters.
The Union Law Minister must summon the Law officers to tell them to stop interfering with Registry and Listing Section of the Supreme Court. I know the Minister can since I had been Law Minister earlier. But protocol may have changed in Modi’s regime. Then he cannot.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) March 27, 2021
In the National Herald case of tax evasion of more than Rs.414 crore, Sonia and Rahul had lost the case in all forums from Income Tax tribunals to Delhi High Court and they have approached Supreme Court against Income Tax. But for the past two years, this crucial case has not been listed. Similar is the case of the eviction of Herald House in Delhi. In all forums, the Congress leaders lost the case and this case is also pending in Supreme Court for the past two years.
Moreover, Subramanian Swamy’s three crucial cases are not yet listed in the Supreme Court for the past one year. One case is public interest litigation seeking guidelines from the Reserve Bank of India to control the mounting Non-Performing Assets (NPA) and huge loans disbursed to corporates. In his petition, Swamy has produced the Credit Suisse Report exposing more than Rs.12 lakh crore bad loans to major 10 Corporate Houses in India. A second case filed by Swamy, assisted by noted financial analyst and lawyer M R Venkatesh is seeking a probe on RBI officers in approving big loans which later turned out to be NPA and registration of cases for banking frauds. The third case of Swamy which is not yet listed is his appeal against the BJP-ruled Uttarakhand Government’s takeover of 51 temples including Kedarnath and Badrinath temples.
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