'Judiciary Should Be Both Powerful and Perfect,' Says PM Narendra Modi


File picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the inauguration of the Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts in New Delhi. He addressed the gathering at the inaugural ceremony.

Here are the highlights of what he has said:

  • I am familiar with this forum. I used to be sitting on the other side. Now, I am sitting on this side.
  • The idea of this forum is to increase transparency and strengthen each other, and in turn strengthen India.
  • I do not want to say the same things that are always said at meeting like this.
  • When I used to sit outside, among the High Court judges and Chief Ministers, there was no media and hence there was free talk.
  • But I am not sure if I am going to be able to speak so freely or not.
  • But I can say for sure, that despite the free talk, many used to be scared of talking freely.
  • Everyone in every forum - has raised a concern over anti corruption. Everyone is concerned, but so far none has been able to find a solution. Possible that after this forum, we will be able to find a solution.
  • People in the law and order industry are doing work that is divine, work that God wants you to do.
  • People in law and order have responsibilities, they are people who other people look up to.
  • We are lucky to have the manpower we have in the law and order world.
  • (Chief Justice of India) HL Dattu ji was talking about quality manpower. We need to look at the manpower that is coming into this field in the coming years.
  • We need to ask if our country needs an perfect judiciary or a powerful judiciary.
  • Judiciary should be both powerful and perfect.
  • We are going on increasing our power. But We also need to remember to become perfect even as we get more powerful.
  • The quicker we get technology in this field, the easier it will be to bring about qualitative change.
  • A majority of the cases that come to the courts are not those that involve the poor, who are stretched enough over their food, but the rich.
  • The people elect us and send us to make laws. But our time is taken up by other things. You all know what happens in Parliament.
  • There is now a trend of going on making new laws. We have enough laws. Our Constitution has given us enough laws to carry out our functions.
  • My focus is to do away with laws.
  • I have set up a committee to recommend which laws can be done away with.
  • We have Cabinet sanction to do away with 700 such unnecessary laws.
  • I have confidence that I will be able to achieve tat
  • I appeal to all the states to do away any law they do not need.


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