Shortly after his shock elimination from the Law Ministry, Kiren Rijiju at the moment posted a tweet thanking, amongst others, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, and all judges for his or her “enormous assist”.
In a shock reshuffle, Kiren Rijiju was moved to the Ministry of Earth Sciences and changed by Arjun Ram Meghwal, who takes over as Law Minister only a 12 months earlier than the nationwide election.
It has been been a privelege and an honour to function Union Minister of Law & Justice below the steering of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji. I thank honble Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, all Judges of Supreme Court, Chief Justices and Judges of High Courts, Lower… pic.twitter.com/CSCT8Pzn1q
– Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 18, 2023
“I thank Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, all Judges of Supreme Court, Chief Justices and Judges of High Courts, Lower Judiciary and whole Law officers for the massive assist in guaranteeing delivering ease of Justice and offering authorized providers for our residents,” Kiren Rijiju tweeted.
“I sit up for fulfilling the imaginative and prescient of (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi within the Earth Sciences Ministry with the identical zeal and vigour I’ve imbibed as a humble karyakarta of BJP,” he stated.
Mr Rijiju, a three-term Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh, was Sports Minister when he was assigned the Law Ministry on July 7, 2021, following the exit of Ravi Shankar Prasad.
In his transient tenure, Mr Rijiju had a number of run-ins with the Supreme Court over judicial appointments.
In November final, he had stated that the collegium system of judges appointing judges to larger courts was “alien” to the Constitution. In January, he additionally wrote to Chief Justice Chandrachud for the inclusion of presidency nominees within the collegium system.