The Bar Council of India hailed the nomination of the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha by the President, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, and said it is a bridge between the legislature and the judiciary.
Mr. Justice (Retd) Gogoi took oath as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid unprecedented scenes of opposition members shouting slogans and walking out of the House.
The BCI Chairman, Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra, said in a statement, 'We hail the novel initiative taken by the Hon'ble President of India in nominating Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, former Chief Justice of India, as a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). We see it as a bridge between the legislature and judiciary.'
'This, in fact, would be an ideal opportunity to portray the first-hand views of the judiciary before the lawmakers and vice versa.'