Former law minister Shanti Bhushan said on Tuesday that there have been enough solid complaints against Karnataka high court judge K L Manjunath which proves him unfit for the position of the chief justice.
Clearing his views about the position of Justice Manjunath he said, "We have received strong complaints and material against Justice Manjunath which clearly proves that he is not fit to hold the position of Chief Justice. I don't understand who is pressing his name for the Collegium. The public knows that there are serious complainst against him." Possibly other members of the collegium are not aware of his truth, but in any case he will not be able to get the position of Chief Justice because the truth about him has now come out in the public."
Justice Manjunath is slated to get a promotion as the chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court despite allegations of corruption against him in a land deal. Commenting on a meeting between the government and former chief justices of India and top jurists in New Delhi yesterday, Bhushan told ANI, "The first thing that came out in the meeting was that the collegiums system should be scrapped.
Second thing discussed was that the old system of appointment done by consulting the Chief Justice should also be avoided. Third important issue discussed was that if we want a justice system in which public believes and most capable judges are appointed instead of the corrupt ones then change in the system is necessary."