Let me begin with a disclaimer: Neither am I a member of Congress nor do I ever intend to do so in the future. I am an apolitical person and who shall always remain so throughout my life. But I am moved to see what Congress has done in Karnataka and yet has not highlighted it in media.
When UPA was in power in Centre, Congress under Dr Manmohan Singh decided to create 2 high court benches first as circuit benches in 2008 and then these circuit benches were made full benches in 2012. What is most amazing is that Congress cares so much for the 6 crore people of Karnataka that it decided to give them 2 more high court benches for just 4 and 8 benches at Dharwad and Gulbarga respectively even though there was a high court bench already at Hubli! All this the Congress did so magnanimously that I very strongly feel that the people of Karnataka should worship Congress!
UP has more than 10 lakh cases pending and tops the states list of pending cases yet has just one bench! Former UN Secretary General Ban ki moon had slammed UP and not Karnataka as the “rape and crime capital of India” yet see the greatness of Congress that it decided to create 2 more benches not for UP but for Karnataka and that too just for 4 and 8 districts at Dharwad and Gulbarga respectively! It is for UP that Justice Jaswant Singh Commission headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice Jaswant Singh had recommended thee setting up of 3 high court benches at Agra, Dehradun and Nainital but see the greatness of Congress that it still did not approve even one bench for any place anywhere in UP. On the contrary, Congress decided to create 2 more benches for Karnataka for just 4 and 8 districts even though Justice Jaswant Singh Commission or any other Commission did not recommend at any time for the same!
Sanjeev Sirohi, Advocate,
s/o Col BPS Sirohi,
A 82, Defence Enclave,
Sardhana Road, Kankerkhera,
Meerut – 250001, Uttar Pradesh