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Raja met Justice Chelameswar in his personal capacity: CPI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today clarified that its leader D Raja had paid a visit to Justice in his personal capacity and not as a of the party.

"Raja went (to Justice Chelameswar's residence) in his personal capacity, not as a of the party," S told

He dismissed the speculation that the wanted to meddle in the controversy surrounding four senior Supreme judges mounting a virtual revolt against Chief Justice of and said it was a "misunderstanding".

"It is a misunderstanding that the CPI wants to meddle in this controversy. The judiciary itself has to solve the problem. It is a very important issue. The advice of former CJIs and prominent jurists should also be taken into account and the confidence and credibility of the Supreme should be re-established," Reddy said.

Raja's meeting with Justice Chelameswar, after a press meet convened by the four apex judges, had led to a controversy, but the maintained that he paid a visit to the as he knew him from his student days.

He also told that Justice told him that the judges had done what they had to do and that it was now for the public and government to decide on the next course of action.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 21:30 IST