Mumbai: Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave broke down as he bid CJI NV Ramana farewell today. While speaking on the ceremonial bench, several praised CJI Ramana’s work and even referred to him as a member of their “family.”
Dave while saying, ” You have been a citizens’ judge. I cannot hold back my emotions today. You performed your duty with the spine. You upheld the rights, you upheld the constitution…you maintained a system of checks and balances. You are leaving the court in the great hands of Justice Lalit and Justice Kohli. We will miss you”, got emotional.
Despite his fears when the CJI took charge because of “what the court had gone through,” he claimed that CJI Ramana exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Dave, while crying, said “You maintained checks and balances and did it with a spine and utmost courtesy to the institution and the lawyers. You left this country with amazing constitutional morality and constitutional ethos. It has been a pleasure appearing before you. I may be very pessimistic but I have great satisfaction that your lordship is leaving the court in great hands of Justice Lalit.”
The “atmosphere and power” that CJI Ramana had brought to the institution will be maintained, he said in a gesture of thanks.
Today is CJI Ramana’s last day in office, and he performed a retirement ceremony that was broadcast live online.
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