Judiciary should be independent, impartial: Bengal CM

Kolkata, June 29 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the judicial system should be independent and impartial, and it should not be politically biassed when administering a judgement.

As a special guest at a ceremony to mark the Calcutta High Court Bar Library’s 200 years at the city National Judicial Commission in the presence Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Calcutta High Court Chief Justice T. S. Sivagnanam, and other judicial luminaries at the iconic Town Hall, Banerjee revealed she was also in the judicial fraternity and fought 3/4 cases.

“I am still a member of the Bar Association and wish to continue, and I would like to be a life member of the association,” Banerjee said.

“The judiciary is a sacred place like Mandir, Masjid, and Girja (church), and the government is always with the system. When the people face difficulty or problems in life, they keep faith in the judiciary for their protection. Therefore, the judicial system should always be respectful of the faith of the people in the system,” Banerjee said.

Banerjee also informed that for the improvement of the infrastructure, the government has spent Rs 1,000 crore and donated some 700 acres of land and a site near Rajarhat in the New Town area for the new building of the high court.

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