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Judicial reforms a top priority: Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Thursday, 31 October 2013 - 10:02pm IST | Agency: Zee Research Group

Speaking on the sets of Zee Media’s Bharat Bhagya Vidhata program, senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has said that he supports judicial reforms to expedite the pending trials in the country. Singhvi didn’t regret not holding a portfolio in the present cabinet of ministers. While blaming narrow minded politics as the main reason for the deterioration of the law and order situation in the country, he laid more stress on constitutional amendments to bring in judicial reforms. Singhvi also highlighted the lack of judges in courts which is leading to a huge backlog of pending cases. He also supported the initiative to start more fast track courts in the country.

While taking a dig on Narendra Modi’s electoral campaign, Singhvi said that the BJP leader is a “crowd puller” but a “liar”. He also blamed Modi for playing divisive politics. Singhvi also said that Rahul Gandhi is a prominent leader and that he is well connected to the masses. He said that BJP too encourages dynastic politics.

On the issue of security cover provided to VIPs, Singhvi said that the number of VIPs with extensive security cover should be kept to the minimum. He also added that the citizens of the nation are frustrated as the country is passing through challenging times.

Singhvi also stated that the CBI is fully independent and that erecting an ombudsman will not solve the problem of corruption. While mentioning his opinion about CAG, he said that the institution is traversing its domain by framing policies. He also challenged the legitimacy of JPCs in solving issues. Singhvi predicted that Congress will bounce back to power in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. He also laid stress on the importance of coalition building for running a govt in the contemporary era. The veteran Congress leader also claimed that the bureaucracy should indulge in decision making and that the BJP should be bold enough to support collective decision making.

On the present state of politics in the country Singhvi said that the use of uncivilised and vulgar words by politicians was highly regrettable.

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