Tag: Kapil Sibal

It is not About a Post, but About Country: Rattled Sibal

(New Delhi) It is not About a Post,but About Country:Kapil Sibal
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal,is among the 23 party leaders who have written to Smt Sonia Gandhi seeking an organisational overhaul,
A day after a stormy Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, Sibal made the remarks in a cryptic tweet
Sibal had hit out at Rahul Gandhi on Twitter on Monday for a purported remark slamming the letter writers.
Sibal, who is not a part of the CWC, withdrew his tweet a little later after being “informed by Rahul Gandhi personally that he never said what was attributed to him”.
The Congress also officially denied that Rahul Gandhi had accused any party leader of “colluding with the BJP”.
Former president Rahul Gandhi, it is learnt, launched a sharp attack against the signatories of the letter, questioning their timing as well as the fact they went public with their grievances.

Make Judiciary an Essential Service: Kapil Sibal

(New Delhi) Make judiciary an essential service: Sibal
Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday urged the judiciary to declare a plan to ensure that justice delivery system is made an essential service, noting that people were facing hardships due to restricted functioning of courts during the coronavirus lockdown.
He said the government cannot take such a decision as the judiciary is independent.
The Congress leader, who was addressing an online press conference, said people do not know where to go to seek justice during the lockdown.

Kapil Sibal Urges FM to Lift Restrictions’ on Media

[New Delhi]Kapil Sibal Urges FM to Lift Restrictions’ on Media
Former Union minister Kapil Sibal said in Rajya Sabha that the government has been advocating transparency.but entry of Journos
has been restricted in the Finance Ministry
While participating in the discussion on the Budget, the Congress leader said that journalists have the right to enter the Finance Ministry, raise questions and enquire about the data.
He also congratulated Nirmala Sitharaman, who was not in the House, for being the first full-time woman Finance Minister to have presented the budget.
On Wednesday, the Editors Guild described the Finance Ministry restrictions on the entry of media persons into North Block as a “gag” on media freedom and urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to withdraw the “arbitrary decision”.
A clarification issued by the office of the finance minister Tuesday has said a procedure has been put in place for “streamlining and facilitating” the entry of media persons inside the ministry of finance and “no ban is in place” on the entry of media persons in the ministry.
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Rahul Gandhi Asks President For SIT Into Justice Loya Death

[New Delhi] Rahul Gandhi Asks President For SIT Into Justice Loya Death
Congress Today Demanded SIT For Investigation Into Justice Loya Death
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today met President Ram nath Kovind and Demanded SIT
For Investigation Into CBI’s Justice Loya Death
After This Meeting Rahul Addressed TheMedia Along With Kapil Sibal and Gulam Nabi Aazad
He Said More then Hundred Parliamentarians Form Fifteen Poltical Parties has signed this memoremdum

Muslim Cong Leader Demands Sibal’s Removal From The Party

[Lucknow,UP] Muslim Cong Leader Demands Sibbal’s Removal From The Party
Senior Muslim Congress leader Siraj Mehdi today wrote to Smt Sonia Gandhi demanding that Kapil Sibal be sacked from the party for moving the Supreme Court seeking to defer the Ayodhya hearing. Siraj a is former Congress MLC, vice president and chairman of the congress’s minority department
He said party spokesman Ranjit Singh Surjewala’s statement that it was a personal view of Sibal and not of the Congress party would not do.At a time when the party has unanimously proposed to make Rahul Gandhi its president, his statements in court are damaging,”
Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal had moved the top court seeking to defer the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute till after the 2019 general polls.

SC Refuses to Stay Demonetisation Notification:Blow To Cong Move

[New Delhi,]SC Refuses to Stay Demonetisation Notification
Supreme Court today refused to stay the government’s notification demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes but asked it to spell out the steps taken to minimise public inconvenience.
Bench Of Chief Justice T S Thakur and D Y Chandrachud said.”We will not be granting any stay,”
The remarks were made after some advocates insisted on a stay.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for one of the petitioners, however, said he was not asking for a stay on the notification but seeking answers from the government about the steps taken to remove public inconvenience.
The bench asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to file an affidavit about the measures already undertaken by the government and the RBI to minimise public inconvenience and also the steps likely to be undertaken in future.
Without issuing any notice to the Centre or the RBI, the bench posted the matter for further hearing on November 25

Supreme Court,Atlast,Takes Unusual Stand & Appoints Lokayukta For UP

[New Delhi]Supreme Court,Atlast,Takes Unusual Stand & Appoints UP Lokayukta
SC, has ,Appointed Justice Virendra Singh as UP Lokayukta Which Is To Be Complied With Up to 20th December.
In an unusual order, the Supreme Court today exercised its constitutional authority and appointed former High Court judge, Justice Virendra Singh, as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh after the state government failed to comply with its directives.
In an embarrassment for the SP government in Uttar Pradesh, the bench examined a list of nominees and ordered the appointment.
“The failure of constitutional functionaries to comply with the orders of the highest court of the land is deeply regretted and astonishing,” a bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, adding, “We, therefore, proceed to exercise our right under Article 142 of the Constitution to remedy the situation by passing an appropriate order.”
The court said that it appoints Justice Singh as Lokayukta and asked the state government to file a report by December 20 indicating compliance of its order.
The bench regretted that its several orders have not been “heeded” by the constitutional functionaries — the chief minister, the leader of opposition and the chief justice of the Allahabad high court.
In the forenoon, the bench took strong note of the submission of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the state government, that though it had shortlisted five names but no consensus has been arrived at on a specific person.
The bench then asked Sibal to provide the names by 12.30 PM today itself and said, “we know how to get our orders complied with”.
The law provides that a high-powered committee of the chief minister, the leader of opposition and the chief justice of the concerned high court together appoints the chief of the state ombudsman.
Earlier on December 14, the apex court had rapped the UP government for not appointing Lokayukta in the state despite its directions, saying it seemed that appointing authorities have their “own agenda”.
The bench was hearing the pleas filed by Mahendra Kumar Jain and lawyer Radhakant Tripathi seeking a direction to the state to appoint the Lokayukta at the earliest in pursuance of the Supreme Court orders.

SC,Saying No To Hardik,Directs Guj Govt To Complete Investigation In 90 Days

[New Delhi]SC,Giving No Relief To Hardik,Directs Gujrat Govt To Complete Investigation In 90 Days .Hardik Patel Is Facing Sedition Charges In The State
Hardik Patel today did not get any immediate relief from the Supreme Court which said his plea challenging invocation of sedition charge for allegedly inciting a mob during the quota stir for Patel community will be heard after Gujarat police completes probe in the case.
A bench, comprising justices J S Khehar and R Banumathi, directed Gujarat police to complete the investigation within one-and-a-half month in the sedition case and file a report before it in a sealed cover and posted hearing for January 5.
The bench also directed the police not to file the charge sheet in the sedition case without the apex court’s permission.
The apex court also declined to interfere with the proceedings of the Gujarat high court which is proceeding with another case in which Hardik has been accused of stage- managing his own abduction by the police.
The bench said that it was not interfering in another case of habeas corpus pending before the Gujarat high court in which the police have accused Hardik Patel of stage managing his own abduction.
“It is clarified that the high court may continue with the matter in the special criminal appeal pertaining to habeas corpus,” the bench said.
Before passing the order, the bench took on record the submissions of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the state government and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Hardik Patel.
“We consider it just and appropriate to defer the hearing in the matter (sedition case). List it after one and a half months on the completion of investigation,” the bench said while posting the matter for January 5.
The bench said “we must allow the high court to proceed with another case (habeas corpus).

Kapil Sibal Drives Strait To Short Pitch Ball From Lalit Modi Saying Yes I Met Him

New Delhi]Kapil Sibal Drives Strait To The Short Pitch Ball Of Lalit Modi By Saying Yes I Met Him In a Marriage Function
Kapil Sibal ,In a Press Release, said “A couple of days back, Lalit Modi wrote on Twitter “Did KAPIL Sibal a congress politician report we sat and ate and spoke at a wedding for 3 days in istanbul”
Sibal Said “Yes, I was at a wedding where he was also invited as one guest among hundreds of others. I was invited by the bride’s family, and he was a guest of the groom’s side”.
He Said Lalit Modi’s tweet simply reflects what anyone at a wedding can be described as doing. Nothing more should assumed from his tweet. Certainly not the rapport he is trying to imply, and what some sections of social media and some journalists have tried to allude.
He Added “On one afternoon when I was having lunch with 20 people, he and two others landed up and joined the group. To say we ate, sat and chatted for 3 days is incorrect and a gross exaggeration”.
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SC StaysTrial Court Order Summoning Ex PM Dr Manmohan Singh in Coal Case

[New Delhi]Supreme Court Verdicts Relief To Dr Manmohan Singh In Coal Allocations Case
Supreme Court stays trial court order summoning former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and others in a coal Allocation case.
SC Also Issued notice to Centre on a separate plea challenging constitutional validity of a provision of Prevention of Corruption Act.
SC also stays trial court proceedings in this case.
Dr Singh raised the issue of lack of sanction to prosecute him in the case.
Prominent Lawyer Kapil Sibal on behalf of Dr Singh Advocated that PM has plenary powers and his administrative decisions can’t be termed illegal, Earlier Tight Lipped Dr Mannmohan Singh Moved Supreme Court In Coal Block Allocations.