Kiren Rijiju has been removed from his post as Minister of Justice and appointed Minister of Earth Sciences. Arjun Ram Meghwal has replaced Rijiju as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice.
The decision was announced by Rashtrapati Bhawan in a statement, stating that Meghwal would take up the additional role instead of Rijiju. The statement further mentioned that the Ministry of Earth Sciences would be assigned to Rijiju.
Reacting to the change, Rijiju stated that it was made in view of the upcoming elections. Arjun Ram Meghwal, a three-time Bikaner MP, has a strong political background and previously held positions as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Culture in the Modi government.
He has been actively involved in politics for 14 years and was recognized with the Best Parliamentarian Award in 2013. Meghwal has extensive experience and is known for his contributions in various fields.
Rijiju had recently expressed his views on the ongoing dispute between the executive and the judiciary regarding the appointment of judges. He criticized the college system and stressed the need for transparency and accountability in the judiciary.
He supported the views of a retired high court judge who claimed that the Supreme Court had “hijacked” the Constitution by taking over the authority to appoint judges.
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi reacted to the removal of Kiren Rijiju as Minister of Justice by indirectly questioning the reasons behind it. Without naming any specific names, Chaturvedi took to Twitter and wrote “Is it because of the Maharashtra judgement embarrassment? Or the Modani- SEBI investigation?”
Her tweet implied that there could be a connection between Rijiju’s removal and these two incidents, suggesting a possible link to recent controversies involving the Maharashtra government and the Modani-related investigation by SEBI.
Reacting to the development, Alka Lamba of Congress also took to Twitter, saying: “the central government removed Rijiju to protect its image.”
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