Judiciary must give directions but should not interfere with governance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 November 2016, 09:40 PM
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Source: ANI)
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Source: ANI)

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that the judiciary must give directions to executive but without interfering in the governance.

Prasad was speaking at a function in the Supreme Court lawns to celebrate Constitution Day where he stressed that ‘problems will resolve if all organs remember their domain’.

“Court must give direction if executive fails, but governance must remain with those who are elected to govern. If those nuances are kept in mind then large number of problems that we encounter would be resolved.”

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“I must remind that the Constitution has always given legislation with the legislature and that must be remain preserved with it,” he added.

Earlier in the day, Law Minister disagreed with Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on his claim that 500 judges posts are vacant in the high courts. 

Justice Thakur on Saturday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led government over increasing vacancies at various courts and for not providing adequate infrastructure.