No favoritism shown

Was Gujarat High Court Justice Jamshed Pardiwala’s appointment to the Supreme Court approved with "uncharacteristic speed” as alleged? Not at all, says columnist and author Coomi Kapoor in The Indian Express of May 22, 2022. The outspoken and independent-minded judge has never been a favorite of the establishment, she noted. "When he was to be appointed judge in the Gujarat High Court, the state government, with Narendra Modi as chief minister (now Prime Minister), held up the appointment for over a year.”         Jamshed Pardiwala       Stating that Pardiwala’s "judicial pronouncements have frequently been unfavorable to the ruling party, whether it was barring the Jagannath Yatra, pulling up the Gujarat government for its handling of the pandemic… Clearly the center did not interfere in the collegium’s recommendations.”                                              F. J. ...



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