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SC rejects PIL for dismissal of MoS Gen Singh | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday threw out a PIL by an energy scientist and social activist seeking ouster of Gen (rtd) V K Singh from the Union Council of Ministers on the ground that a series of faux pautic statements by him had damaged India considerably in the international arena.
The petitioner, Chandrasekaran Ramaswamy, told a bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana that from the 2013 statement about “all Kashmiri politicians being paid by Indian Army”, to a recent statement about “You do not know how many times we have crossed Indo-China line of actual control as per our perception”, Gen Singh has brought disrepute to the country and given a handle to China to rely on such statements to counter India’s stand about Chinese aggression in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region.
The CJI-led bench said, “a minister gives a statement, you don’t like it and then rush to the Supreme Court seeking his removal? If a minister is not good, then it is for the PM to take action, not the SC.” Dismissing the PIL, the bench told the petitioner – “You claim to be a scientist in the energy sector. Use your energies to do something constructive for the country.”




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