Balakrishnan: Govt says no to plea for presidential reference
- Rajnath Singh does a Sonia Gandhi, meets top Shia clerics in Lucknow
- Gandhi vs Gandhi: Priyanka slams Varun, says LS poll not a family tea party
- Amnesty welcomes SC verdict on transgender
- If Modi loses in Varanasi, no one will make him PM: Arvind Kejriwal
- SC rejects Kejriwal's plea to stay trial in defamation case filed by Kapil Sibal's son
The Centre has turned down an NGO's plea for a presidential reference for removal of National Human Rights Commission chairperson K G Balakrishnan over allegations of misconduct during his tenure as Chief Justice of India.
The government said presidential reference against him cannot be recommended for his "alleged instances of misbehaviour" during his stint in the apex court. "His conduct as CJI does not appear to be a relevant ground for making a presidential reference," the Centre has told NGO, Common Cause, which had alleged that the former CJI and his relatives amassed wealth far exceeding their legal income during Balakrishnan's tenure as an apex court judge, a charge rubbished by him.
- Modi wave is a myth, says Siddaramaiah
- In Mandya, discordant notes in show of Cong unity
- ‘Fakir’ Jankar takes on Pawar might in battle against ‘dynasty’
- Ballot paper in Braille to help blind persons cast their vote
- AAP volunteer attacked
- 64-year-old fights for Punjabi language, gets little support from political parties