“Space For Opposition Diminishing In Country,” Says CJI NV Ramana


Jaipur: Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Saturday said political opposition is translating into hostility which is not a sign of a healthy democracy.

Speaking on the mutual respect between the ruling party and the opposition the CJI said, there used to be mutual respect between the government and the opposition, which is diminishing.

“Political opposition should not translate into hostility, which we have been sadly witnessing these days. These are not signs of a healthy democracy,” Mr. Ramana said.

“There used to be mutual respect between government and opposition. Unfortunately, space for opposition is diminishing,” he said.

He was addressing an event organized at the Rajasthan Assembly by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

The CJI also expressed concerns over the quality of legislative performance.

He said, Sadly, the country is witnessing a decline in the quality of legislative performance,” he said, adding laws are being passed without detailed deliberations and scrutiny.


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