Judiciary and executive will need to work as a team, says justice minister

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Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said the judiciary and the executive will need to work as a team to achieve the goal of a developed India by 2047.

Mr Rijiju was speaking at an event here on Saturday to congratulate India’s Chief Justice UU Lalit.

In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making India a developed nation by 2047.

Mr Rijiju said, “Our Prime Minister wants India to become a developed nation by 2047. To achieve this goal, the judiciary and the executive will have to work as a team.”

Meanwhile, on Lalit’s short tenure as CJI, Mr. Rijiju in a lighter vein said, “Even though I wish CJI Lalit had a longer tenure, but short or long, I only hope that ‘there won’t be much tension caused to the government.’ CJI Lalit will retire in November this year after serving 74 days.

Mr. Rijiju said that he always believed in teamwork and that to strengthen the judiciary and the hands of the CJI, he would give his full contribution as Minister of Justice.

“I will ensure full cooperation from the government side,” he said.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who was also present on the occasion, said it was a proud moment for the state as his “son” became India’s Chief Justice.

CJI Lalit said he was humbled, overwhelmed and touched by the congratulations.

“My whole journey, from entering law school to today, is erupting before my eyes now,” he said.

CJI Lalit said he came from a family of lawyers and was perhaps the only judge whose older generation (his father) still practiced law while his younger generation (his son) also practiced law. same profession.

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