Chief Justice of India H L Dattu on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modias a “good leader” with a foresight and desire to give good governance to the nation.
“I rate him as a good leader, good human being and a man with a foresight and one who wants good governance,” he told reporters when asked how he rates the Prime Minister. The CJI also said the demands of the judiciary have been taken care of by the government and it is always good that all three wings of democracy work according to the set standards. He said that the judiciary gets positive response from the government and it is “very good”.
CJI HL Dattu said he is “not upset” about the abolition of the collegium system of judges appointing judges. However, he said the collegium system will continue till the National Judicial Appointments Commission is put in place. “I am not upset that our power has been taken away,” he told reporters. The President has already given his assent to the Constituion amendment Bill and the NJAC Bill that will usher in the new system