Cong''s no comment on SC saying no govt wants strong judiciary

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Congress today declined commenton the Supreme Court remarks that "no government wants strongjudiciary," saying the party would not like to speak on anobservation made inside the court.

"I am not going to join the issue on a comment made in acourt not outside in a seminar or function but during courtproceedings," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi toldreporters here.

He was reacting to questions on the remark made by abench of Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly.

The bench had said, "no government wants strongjudiciary. It is only on the paper. Look at the budgetaryallocation. It is less than one per cent", while pointing outthat the judiciary is overloaded and a large number of courtsneeded to be set up across the country for speedy justicedelivery.

The court''s remarks came while hearing a petition filedby expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on aphone-tapping case. It expressed its displeasure over thetardy progress in the trial of the case.

Singhvi said that the remark needs to be seencontextually and it was not a general comment.

Asked about his appearing on behalf of Singh in thephone-tapping case, Singhvi sought to delink it from politicssaying he was doing it in his professional capacity and therewas no point in "speculating" on it.

He was asked whether the party had no problem with hisappearing for the former SP leader or whether Amar Singh isnow coming closer to Congress.

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