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It’s like ‘devil quoting scriptures’: Naidu on vacancies in judiciary

The government on Saturday slammed Congress for criticising it over vacancies in judiciary, saying it was like “devil quoting scriptures” as the Opposition party had the record of damaging and trying to erode the sanctity of judiciary while being in power.

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the government has the highest regard for the judiciary and is committed to address the shortage of judges in High Courts. In a statement here, he said the process of appointment  would continue even while the new Memorandum of Protocol for such appointments is under consideration. 

“The government, in collaboration with the Apex Court, would sincerely endeavour for an early conclusion of the new MoP in the larger interest of transparency and objectivity,” Naidu said. “The government of India has the highest regard for the Judiciary of the country which is an important pillar of democracy and shares the concern of the Supreme Court over the huge pendency of cases at different levels of Judiciary for different reasons,” he said.
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