Justice Katju criticises Jaitley, demands he should quit politics

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 13:40 hrs

Expressing anger over senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's statement that Justice Katju was targeting only the non- Congress governments, Chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI), Justice (Retired) Markandey Katju on Sunday said that the former must quit politics as he is unfit for it.

In an article posted on the BJP official website, Jaitley has written that Justice Katju's attacks on non-Congress state governments seem like 'a thanksgiving to those who gave him a post-retirement job.'

Demanding Katju's resignation as PCI Chairman, Jaitley said that he appears to be more Congress than the Congress party itself.

Reacting to Jaitley's charges, Justice Katju said: "Jaitley should resign from his post and quit politics, he is not cut out for politics. He has totally twisted the facts and accused me of not criticising Congress governments, which is not true."

"I have criticised congress governments also, I had criticised the Maharashtra Government and written a letter to the Chief Minister after the arrest of the girl, who has written something on Facebook. I had criticised the Himachal Government also. But, he has overlooked everything," said Katju.

"If Jaitley want to go on such a low level, it is his choice, but he must quit politics for the sake of the nation," he added.

"Dignified comment is alien to Katju. His attacks on non-Congress governments whether in West Bengal, Bihar or Gujarat seem more in the nature of thanks-giving to those who provided him with a post retirement job," Jaitley wrote in his article. (ANI)

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