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Speaker's comments on Judiciary unconstitutional and derogatory: TDP

Speakers comments on Judiciary unconstitutional and derogatory: TDP
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TDP MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar and Tammineni Sitaram (inset)
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TDP MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar accused Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram of violating the Constitution by making derogatory comments against the orders of the courts and the functioning of the judiciary, in a statement on Friday.

Amaravati: TDP MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar accused Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram of violating the Constitution by making derogatory comments against the orders of the courts and the functioning of the judiciary, in a statement on Friday.

The MP told the Speaker to recognise the fact that the Constitution was supreme over and above the legislature, judiciary and executive. In the BR Kapoor Vs Tamil Nadu Government case, the Supreme Court said the Constitution is supreme and it prevails over the will of people that is expressed through the majority party Government, the MP explained.

Ravindra Kumar, who is also a legal expert, termed the comments of Speaker as derogatory. Sitaram alleged that the judges were interfering with the Government's functioning and that the majority was not allowed to implement its policies. It was unconstitutional for Sitaram to suggest that the courts may rule by itself instead of interfering with the Government. Being in a constitutional post, the Speaker was making irrational comments and he should engage experts to learn what safeguards were provided in the Constitution against undemocratic activities of any kind, theTDP leader said.

The TDP MP said the Apex Court had clearly said in the Tamil Nadu ex CM Jayalalitaa's case that the elected governments should be bound by the Constitution. The courts would take cognisance of the Constitutional violations and set them right wherever necessary. Contrary to this spirit, the ruling YSRCP leaders were committing lots of undemocratic activities and, when the courts intervened, they were not hesitating to pass defamatory comments even against the judges.

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