The Bengal Speaker reminds the judiciary of its limits without naming Justice Gangopadhyay
KOLKTA, April 14 (IANS) West Bengal Assembly President Peyman Bandopadhyay on Friday reminded the judiciary of its limits.
After attending an event to celebrate the 132nd birth anniversary of B. R. Ambedkar at the Assembly House, Bandopadhyay said that if the judiciary regards itself as sovereign in every matter, it is not a good sign for democracy.
“Everyone has a specific field of action. The administration should perform its administrative duties, and the judiciary should perform its related duties. The judiciary should allow the state government to work independently,” the Speaker said.
His remarks came just a day after Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay granted CBI and ED permission to question Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee over allegations made by expelled young Trinamool leader Kuntal Ghosh that central agencies are pressuring him to name him. Banerjee in a multi-crore teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal.
In fact, Trinamol spokesperson Kunal Ghosh launched a scathing attack on Justice Gangopadhyay after the latter’s remarks in court on Thursday.
However, unlike Ghosh, Bandopadhyay did not take the name of Justice Gangopadhyay. When the moderators asked him specifically about the reason for his remarks about the judiciary, the Speaker said that cases of judicial interference have become very common in recent days.
“If someone feels he can summon anyone, tomorrow he may feel like summoning the president of the assembly. But that would not be desirable. He should understand that no such message should go out that the court becomes biased at any time,” Bandopadhyay said.