Prime Minister Narender Modi, today has responded to the letter written by around 600 lawyers from across the country, including prominent Senior Advocates, to Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, expressing their concern in the manner in which “vested interest group” is trying to pressure and influence the judicial process and defame the courts based on stale political agendas.

PM Modi via platform X (Twitter) has posted, “To browbeat and bully others is vintage Congress culture. 5 decades ago itself they had called for a "committed judiciary" - they shamelessly want commitment from others for their selfish interests but desist from any commitment towards the nation. No wonder 140 crore Indians are rejecting them.”

Prominent Senior Advocates Harish Salve, Vivek Sood, Kriti Uppal, Manan Kumar Mishra, Adish Aggarwala, Chetan Mittal, Pinky Anand, Archana Pathak Dave, Hitesh Jain, Ujjwala Pawar, Uday Holla, Swaroopama Chaturvedi, S. Ravi, SD Sanjay and MB Nargund were signatories to the letter. The letter alleged that the pressure tactics were the most obvious in political cases, particularly the ones involving political figures accused of political cases.

It also contended the approach of “My way or highway”, that is, these vested interest groups hail any decision they concur with but trash, smear and disregard any decision they do not agree with. Further, the letter addressed various apprehensions such as “Political Flip-flopping” and “Underhand Tactics and False Information”.

“Political Flip-Flopping: It is strange to see politicians accuse someone of corruption and then defend them in court. If the court's decision doesn't go their way, they quickly criticise the courts inside the court as well as through media. This two-faced behaviour is harmful to the respect a common man should have for our legal system.”, the Letter stated.

Further, “Underhand Tactics and False Information: Some elements are trying to influence who the judges are in their cases and spread lies on social media to put pressure on the judges to decide in a particular way. This threatens the fairness of our courts and strikes at the heart of our legal principles.”

Recently, Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal had told a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, upon his client being refused bail, that the history of the Court will not be written in golden words.