The Supreme Court Bar Association held a meeting on Saturday on the matter pertaining to a press conference held by four Supreme Court Judges on Friday.
While addressing a press conference, Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India said," We have unanimously decided to form a 7-member delegation of the Council who will meet Hon. judges of the Supreme Court. We want that the matter be solved at the earliest."
"As far as MOP is concerned, it must be finalised at the earliest in a proper manner. We will write a letter to the govt for the same but is not that big a matter to be brought in public.
"We've given an opportunity to Rahul Gandhi & political parties to talk about our judiciary, it's unfortunate. On behalf of Bar Council of India, I request him & other political parties to not politicise the matter," Manan added.
Prime Minister and law minister had said yesterday itself that it is judiciary's internal matter and govt won't be interfering in the matter, and we appreciate the government's stand: Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India pic.twitter.com/gjmoEioxHc— ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2018
Four senior SC judges Madan B. Lokur, Kurien Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswar questioned the conduct of the CJI, saying that their efforts have failed in convincing the latter to take steps to protect the institution.
CJI Misra is likely to hold a meeting with the four Judges, and is expected to address the press later in the day.
One of the four judges, Justice J Chelameswar was captured leaving from his residence earlier in the day increases the likelihood of such a meeting.
Yesterday, the four Supreme Court judges addressed the media, appealing to the nation to save their institution if they wanted democracy in the country to survive.
TV visuals today showed prime minister's Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra turning up at the residence of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, a day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court virtually revolted against the CJI, raising questions over "selective" case allocation.
The visuals showed Nripendra Misra driving to the CJI's official residence here. However, the gates were not opened and after waiting for a while, the principal secretary to the prime minister was seen driving back.
After the TV visuals were aired, the Congress was quick to criticise the government, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi must give an answer as to why a "special messenger" was sent to the CJI.
"As PM's Principal Secretary, Nripendra Misra visits CJI's residence at 5, Krishna Menon Marg; PM must answer the reason for sending this special messenger to Chief Justice of India," the party's chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.
(Inputs from agencies)