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BJP condemns Cong for politicising SC's 'internal matter'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The (BJP) on Friday lashed out at the party for playing politics over the crisis within the Supreme

While addressing the media here, spokesperson said, "This is an internal matter of the Supreme Court; (AG) has given a statement. No politics should be played".

"Surprised and pained that Congress, which has been rejected a number of times by the people in the elections, is trying to gain political mileage. It has exposed itself by politicising the internal issues of the judiciary", he said.

Patra's statement comes after described the concerns expressed by four Supreme judges over the institution's functioning as extremely important and also sought an investigation into the death of BH Loya by the highest level of the apex

Earlier in the day, Justices Madan B. Lokur, Kurien Joseph, and Jasti Chelameswar, while addressing the media, appealed to the nation to save their institution if they wanted democracy in the country to survive.

Speaking on behalf of the four judges, Justice Chelameswar lamented over the corrosion and compromise taking place within the institution of the judiciary and especially within the portals of the

The judges said that they have discharged a debt to the nation by issuing an appeal to the nation to save the institution.

They had written a letter to the of India, Dipak Misra, expressing their concerns.

They also raised an issue over B.H. Loya's death. The on Friday sought the (CBI) Judge's postmortem report from the government asserting that the "matter is very serious."

The country's top court has posted the next hearing on the issue for Monday, 15 January.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 23:39 IST