Why was a well-known and senior counsel blocked by the Modi-Government from becoming Supreme Court Judege?
Gopal Subramanium’s heartbreakingly honest 9-page withdrawal letter: Bows out to avoid clouding others’ appointments | ‘Judiciary compromised’ because gov’t feared he wouldn’t ‘toe their line’
Senior counsel and Supreme Court judge candidate Gopal Subramanium has sent a letter to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) withdrawing his candidature, according to CNN IBN, writing:
I am fully conscious that my independence as a lawyer is causing apprehensions that I will not toe the government line. This factor has been decisive in refusing to appoint me.
It is sad day as the judiciary has been compromised. All charges against me are false.
A member of the collegium had anonymously supported Subramanium in an Economic Times newspaper report today, while the government had claimed that Subramanium was tainted because of a telephone