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Congress has no moral authority to question judiciary: Ravi Shankar Prasad

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A day after Centre approved Indu Malhotra's elevation as a judge, (BJP) lashed out at the

"Party has no moral authority or stand to ask questions about dignity of the judiciary from us. The whole record of party is littered with repeated instances as to how the judiciary of was supposed to be compromised," Prasad told ANI.

Malhotra will be the first woman to be appointed to the top post directly from the bar.

Earlier in the day, the Bar Association (SCBA) said the government has meddled with the functioning of the judiciary by appointing as a Supreme Court

However, the lawyers' body said Malhotra will prove to be a

"is a and she will prove to be a I have a huge reservation at the attitude of the government, there is no way by which they should not have cleared Justice KM Joseph's name," SCBA told ANI.

Singh also said the matter should be taken up with the government.

"By making one appointment and not making another, the government has interfered in the functioning of the judiciary. This is a very serious matter and should be taken up with the government very strongly," he added.

The government has decided to put on hold the elevation of Justice KM Joseph, who heads the

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First Published: Thu, April 26 2018. 15:41 IST