Congress running country through sponsored litigation: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Vastavam web: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today accused the Congress of running the country through courts based on “half-baked, false and sponsored litigations”, alleging that it used the death of judge B H Loya as a political tool to settle scores.His remarks came in the backdrop of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejecting a notice by seven opposition parties led by Congress to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra.He said the Congress’ use of litigation was “directly proportionate” to the repeated reversals it was facing in elections.

“Under the patronage of the Congress, even the death of judge Loya, who died of a heart attack some four years ago, was used as a political tool to settle scores both inside and outside court,” the minister alleged.Continuing his attack, Prasad said though badly conceived, Aadhaar was the Congress’ baby. “We improved it through a legal framework, but they challenged it in the court…one of their leaders is also examining Aadhaar in the Parliamentary panel,” he said.