NJAC represented people’s will, says law minister

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Friday said the NJAC Act represented the will of the people as 100 percent of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members supported it.

His statement came after the Supreme Court on Friday struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act as unconstitutional and void and restored the collegium system for appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.

“The will of the people can be represented through the parliament. We got the will of the people as 100 percent of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members supported it,” Gowda told reporters.

Gowda said he would not comment further as he was yet to read the judgement.

“I am not going to make any statement as far as this judgement is concerned because I have not gone through the judgement. We have to go through it in detail,” he added.

The Supreme Court on Friday struck down the constitution’s 99th amendment and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act.

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