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“It’s Not a Punishment, It’s a Plan” – Kiren Rijiju After Being Removed As ‘Law Minister’

“Please don’t ask questions related to my previous ministry, as those questions are not relevant now,” says Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju opens up on removal as Law Minister

Just a day after the shocking removal as the Union Law Minister, Kiren Rijiju said that the move was the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has not received any punishment. Also, the BJP leader said that the refusal to comment on his run-ins with the top court i.e. Supreme Court (SC) saying that was not the day for politics.

It is not a punishment: Kiren Rijiju

Taking the charge of Minister of Earth, Kiren Rijiju said, “This shifting is not a punishment, this is the plan of the government. This is the vision of PM Modi.”

When asked about his run-ins with the top court, he said, “Not the day to talk politics.”

Moreover, the newly-appointed union minister of Earth said that questions about his stint at the law ministry are no longer relevant.

“Please don’t ask questions related to my previous ministry, as those questions are not relevant now. I will continue to work responsibly as the PM keeps giving me new responsibilities,” he said.

The BJP leader, Rijiju took charge as the Law Minister on July 7, 2021, after the ext of Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Arjun Ram Meghwal appointed as new Law Minister

After the removal of Kiren Rijiju, Arjun Ram Meghwal has been appointed as the union law minister. The central government and the Supreme Court have not been on the same page regarding the judges’ appointment often leading to snide remarks from Mr Rijiju and the Chief Justice of India.

What is the matter?

The matter escalated when the BJP leader. Rijiju said that the collegium system of judges appointing judges to higher courts was “alien” to the Constitution.

Earlier this year in January, he also wrote to Chief Justice Chandrachud for the inclusion of government nominees in the collegium system.

Further, Rijiju again triggered a backlash in March with his comment on “retired activist judges trying to make the judiciary play the role of an opposition party”.