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EC appointment case: 'Hold your mouth', Centre's lawyer tells the SC

The Supreme Court questioned the "haste" and "tearing hurry" in appointing Arun Goel as Election Commissioner

Arun Goel, Photo: Twitter
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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the "haste" and "tearing hurry" in appointing Arun Goel as Election Commissioner. The Centre vehemently resisted the observations, with the attorney general asking the court to "hold its mouth" for a while and look into the issue in entirety.
 
At the outset, a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K M Joseph perused the Centre's original file pertaining to Goel's appointment as EC, and said, "What kind of evaluation is this? Although, we are not questioning the merits of Arun Goel's credentials but the process." As the bench questioned the "lightning speed" with which

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 12:47 PM IST

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