Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi Appointed As Rajya Sabha Member
Now, controversy has erupted over Gogoi’s nomination, with Congress party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala posted a tweet.
AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi wrote in a tweet, “Is it ‘quid pro quo’? How will people have faith in the Independence of Judges? Many Questions.” Meanwhile, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha tweeted and expressed the hope that former CJI Ranjan Gogoi will reject the offer of the Rajya Sabha seat. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that people who have occupied such high positions should stay away from politics. As the 46th CJI, Gogoi delivered a total of 47 verdicts in his 13-month tenure. Born in Assam on November 18, 1954, Gogoi studied at Dibrugarh’s Don Bosco School and then at Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College. In 1978, he registered as an advocate and was appointed as the permanent judge at Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001. He was appointed as a Supreme Court judge on April 23, 2012, after which he became the CJI. Gogoi retired from the post of CJI on November 19, 2019.
नमो संदेश -:— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) March 16, 2020
या तो राज्यपाल, चेयरमैन और राज्यसभा।
वरना तबादले झेलो या इस्तीफ़े देकर घर जाओ। pic.twitter.com/fOd7yeH1jf
In the Rajya Sabha, 12 members - well-known figures from various disciplines - are nominated by the President. Before Gogoi, Mohammad Hidayatullah and Rangnath Mishra have also been nominated to the Rajya Sabha after retiring from the post of CJI. However, Gogoi will become the first MP to be nominated by the President.
Controversy erupts after President Ram Nath Kovind nominates former Supreme Court CJI #RanjanGogoi to the Rajya Sabha four months after his retirement @RumanaAlvi4 reports— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 17, 2020
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Shiv Sena MP @rautsanjay61 says judiciary or election commission chiefs should stay away from politics. Raut was speaking on former CJI #RanjanGogoi's nomination to Rajya Sabha pic.twitter.com/y3ttVq1mdG— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 17, 2020