New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking action against Union Minister VK Singh for his statement on the skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley. The court told the petitioner that if a minister has done something wrong, then it is the right of the Prime Minister to take a decision about him.
violation of oath of secrecy was also alleged
petitioner Chandrasekaran Ramasamy said that this statement fits the definition of sedition given in section 124A of IPC. Taking advantage of his statement, China will put India under pressure in international forums. Not only this, the minister has violated his oath of secrecy by making such a statement.
Let the PM decide whether to retain the minister or not
The matter was taken up today in a 3-judge bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana. The judge was surprised at this petition. The Chief Justice told the counsel for the petitioner, CR Jayasukin, "If you do not like the statement of any minister, will you file a petition to remove him? Whether the minister has to remain in office or not. Let the PM decide this." With this observation the Bench dismissed the petition.