Lightning fast, said the Supreme Court, describing to Centre the appointment of the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Arun Goel amid the ongoing debate over the procedure followed to do so.
“Same day process, same day clearance, same day application, same day appointment. File has not even travelled 24 hours. Lightning fast,” said Justice Rastogi during the hearing of the plea to make the Election Commission an autonomous body.
“On what basis has the Law Minister chosen the four names out of which the PM picked up one name. The chosen one is the youngest. Are these four persons all YES men? this chosen man may be a gold medalist in mathematics but he could be docile,” Justice Rastogi said.
The remarks by the Supreme Court are latest in the series of similar statements that the court has made recently, rapping the government over the “hanky panky” manner in which the CEC was appointed.
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