The Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India, A.S. Chandhiok (pictured) has sparked up controversy and has landed himself in a jam. The ASG gave an appearance in the Delhi High Court representing a
The government should press ahead with the "cleansing momentum" (e.g., the sacking of the Maharashtra CM and Mr Kalmadi) and get rid of Mr Chandhoke without any further delay- the country will do well without people who have no sincerity of purpose in chasing plum government positions.
Most of the ASG are 2nd rung advocates, most of them were not looked high in the profession,except baring few like Gopal Subramanium and MR. Chandhok.But once he acepted ASG post , must act diligently... but look inot our system who acts impartial? diligently? ..
C'mon Mr Chandioke- step down [edited]
Couldn't agree more with the first comment. Firstly, the comparison with Manu Singhvi was flawed. The Congress party was embarassed that one of its prominent members was representing corporations and his actions were viewed as not being in consonance with the image that Congress tries to portray - namely that of a common man party. Secondly, it is imperative that the ASG is relieved of his duties asap. And the courts should not entertain any petition that might be brought forward to stall the same. Any delay in taking such action would only reinforce the image of the judiciary as an intitution impervious to change. It would also reflect poorly on the judiciary at a time when it is attempting to take the higher moral ground through judicial activism and the reform of legal education.
The comparison with Singhvi is misplaced- he wasn't holding a government office and the only issue there was the potential for embarassment to the Congress party.However, the ASG seems to be guilty of gross impropriety and grave violations of the duties attached to his office. It's a tragedy that people hanker after the prestige of high government office whilst being most reluctant to forego lucrative private practice. I do hope that the ASG resigns on his own accord without forcing the government to initiate action against him. If he doesn't, the government should deal with this issue quickly and robustly- else, it will reinforce the "chalta hai" attitude which has been the bane of governance in the country.
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