Letter to CJI a follow-up of MoP: Rijiju to Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Inclusion of government representatives in collegiums for appointment of Supreme Court and high courts judges is part of a follow-up exercise on a new memorandum of

procedure (MoP) as suggested by the apex court constitution bench after it struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, law minister Kiren Rijiju said on

Monday. Responding to a tweet of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal terming "extremely dangerous" the law minister's letter to the CJI seeking government

representation on collegiums, Rijiju said, "I hope you honour court's direction! This is a precise follow-up action of the direction of the SC constitution bench while striking

down the NJAC Act. The constitution bench had directed restructuring of the MoP of the collegium system." "The contents in the letter to the CJI are exactly in

conformity with the observations and directions of the SC constitution bench. Convenient politics is not advisable, especially in the name of judiciary. The Constitution of India

is supreme and nobody is above it," Rijiju said. READ ALSO: Govt writes to CJI, wants its representatives on Supreme Court collegium Earlier, Kejriwal - tagging a TOI

story ('Govt writes to CJI, wants its reps on SC collegium') - had tweeted: " There should be absolutely no government interference in judicial appointments."